All Arsenal fans (and Arsene Wenger as well!) were surprised when the Gunners signed Danny Welbeck in the dying minutes of last summers transfer window, but now that he is here, do we think that the England international has the talent to become our first choice striker in the future?
Welbeck certainly won’t be happy with his haul of just 8 goals so far this year from 27 starts, but he has usually been deployed on the wing (as he was at Man United) and the player himself thinks that this season has been a learning period. “It’s been transitional for me, moving down to London, playing in a new system for a new manager and a new team, getting used to new things around the club,” Welbeck said on Arsenal.com.
“I’m happy about the move to Arsenal and I think things will go well for me in the future. It’s a good group of lads and everyone’s been class with me since the day I arrived.
“It’s not just my team-mates, it’s the staff around the training ground, at the stadium – everyone’s made me feel welcome. The fans have been brilliant as well so they’ve made it very easy for me.
“It’s not just one thing [that has improved]. My all-round game, getting used to the different systems and different players means you learn a lot more, gather more experience and you just develop naturally.”
We will all expect Danny to improve drastically next season, but if Wenger follows all the pundits advice he will be going into the transfer market to buy a superstar striker to compete with Olivier Giroud. And if that happens what sort of future would Welbeck have at Arsenal?