There is no doubt that Danny Welbeck has made a good start to life as an Arsenal player. Not only have his attitude and personality allowed him to slot straight in with his new team mates off the pitch, his willingness to work hard on the pitch has given the Gunners a spring in their step and has shown that there is life after the injury to Olivier Giroud.
And unlike some strikers, like our big Frenchman, Welbeck has scored his first goal before the pressure started to build and the fans started to groan. The 23-year old needed that strike against Aston Villa last weekend as well, because after he missed our only three chances in Dortmund, people were starting to question whether he could make is as a centre forward, such as our former boss George Graham in a Daily Mail report this week.
Graham said, “Welbeck is a very willing boy. He works his socks off for the team and has a good attitude.
“He’s got to improve his finishing a lot though. At Arsenal he will get chances, so we’ll see how good a finisher he is.”
I don’t think our former boss is having a go at Welbeck, he is just saying that we will have to wait and see. The good thing is that Danny is getting into the right positions. He has excellent movement which gives defenders a nightmare and sees him find space all across the pitch for the creative players like Ozil, Ramsey, Cazorla and Wilshere in the Arsenal team to find him.
But we do need to see him score more goals than he did for Man United, although now he is off and running and with Wenger helping him stay calm in front of goal, I am confident that he will. Are you?