The main reason for some Arsenal fans being somewhat less than thrilled when the club signed Danny Welbeck from Man United on transfer deadline day was his goal tally. The 23-year old has never been prolific at Old Trafford or during his loan spells at Preston and Sunderland, but he believes in himself and thinks that his numbers will soon start to get a lot better with Arsenal.
Welbeck was reported by the Daily Star saying, “I’ve never had the opportunity to get a constant run of games as a number nine.
“But, yes, I have got faith in my ability that I can score goals and, as I have said many times before, I prefer to play as a centre-forward.
“It’s up to my manager, though, because I don’t pick the team. I can’t say to him I want to play here or there. They know their players and can pick whoever they want for that job.”
The new Gunner was talking about his role in the England side as well, where an injury to Daniel Sturridge should see him start the game in Switzerland tomorrow in his favoured role as the central striker. And if Welbeck can impress there for England, it is great news for Arsenal.
To be fair to him, his figures of eight goals from 27 international games is not bad at all, especially when you consider that he was played on the left in most of those games. Also, his tally tally of nine from 25 Premier League games last season is not bad and suggests that he might be a better goalscorer than people give him credit for. What do you think?