Arsenal fans hardly ever see Danny Welbeck on the pitch any more, except when Lacazette is injured and Aubameyang is disqualified from playing in the Europa, and when we do see him he has been very disappointing.
But the ex-Man United striker, who has scored 13 goals in 71 EPL games for Arsenal spanning 4 years at the club, seems to think that he is providing competition for our two record signings. “It’s competition and I embrace it. Ever since I was a young kid, I’ve been playing for an academy with scouts all over the world that are looking for top players to come in,” Welbeck said.
“You have competition throughout your whole life and it only makes you better.
“That competitive edge gives you extra motivation.”
“Obviously the injuries have derailed me in the past, but it’s gone now and there’s nothing I can do about it,”
“My mindset’s just focused on looking forward, bettering myself, getting on the pitch, on the training pitch, doing what I can do to improve myself.
“When I get on that pitch, I want to make an impact. That’s all I can say.”
Maybe, Danny, maybe. But to be honest, other than unimportant Cup games, your only hope is to come on as an extra winger when we are chasing a game. If you ever really want to get first-team football you should start looking for another club with less talented strikers to compete with, just like Walcott did….