Let’s be honest with ourselves Arsenal fans. When we heard that Danny Welbeck was going to sign for the Gunners on transfer deadline day, a lot of us were not happy. I think that the hope of getting Radamel Falcao was played a big part in that, but we soon came round and saw that it was a pretty good, if not spectacular, signing for Arsenal.
But the England international was not really known for his goal etting at Man United and it was his all-round game that we signed him for, along with the hope that Arsene Wenger would be able to work his magic and turn the 23-year old into a top striker.
But that was soon forgotten after Welbeck unluckily hit the post on his debut and then spurned three chances in Dortmund. And then the predictable pundits latched on to the fact that Mario Balotelli, who we apparently turned down and who cost Liverpool the same as Welbeck cost Arsenal, scored in the Champions League.
But I am still confident that we made the right choice, especially after our new forward had a great game today, scoring his first goal after setting Ozil up for the opener. It is still all about his all round game and I reckon that Ozil was loving it. And Welbeck said after the game that he has hardly had a chance to train with his new team mates yet, so we can expect much more to come.
Yes, mad Mario has talent and is great in front of goal, but he does not offer much else to his team. And when you hear Welbeck speak, it is clear that he has his head screwed on and will fit in perfectly with the likes of Walcott, Ozil, Wilshere, Ramsey and all of the Arsenal family. JUst give him time Gooners…