Danny Welbeck’s return might coincide with an upturn of Arsenal’s form by BT
After being out for almost a year Arsenal are soon expecting Danny to be back. Now he might not be the most favourite Arsenal player among supporters but he certainly has something in him.
He brings a lot more to the team than he is given credit for.
He was key to some matches last season such as against Crystal Palace (away) where he was involved in both goals. He scored a hat trick against Galatasaray and saved our blushes against Hull City. He also gave mature performances against Tottenham and Monaco away and his greatest moment was obviously scoring the winnng goal against Man United in the FA Cup.
Aside from that he has also received praise from most managers and Arsene Wenger certainly believes that Welbeck is special. When explaining why he didn’t buy another striker in the summer, Le Prof said: “We had Giroud, but we also had Theo Walcott who I believe is a world-class striker, we had Alexis Sanchez who is a world-class striker, and we had Danny Welbeck who is a world-class striker.
And in January, Wenger still remained confident in the English international. He said: “Ideally, personally I would prefer to have the players back from injuries, like Welbeck for example, who has been out since April last year.
“He’s now two or three weeks away and I’m confident that I won’t find a better player than Welbeck on the market today.”
Brave words from Arsene, but it is also true that Alex Ferguson and David Moyes thought that Louis Van Gaal was wrong to sell the youngster to Arsenal. Fergie said that the simple reason Danny didn’t score more goals was because he was usually played on the wing. Sir Alex said: “Maybe he doesn’t appreciate us moving him around in various positions and we’ve maybe overused that because he is young.
“But his value to the club is there because I know he can do a job for me in any of those positions.
“It’s a fantastic asset when you have a player who is as adaptable as that.
“But I think he will find his role through the middle once he gets that maturity and gets into a more consistent way of scoring.”
And aside from this Welbeck has a good reputation of connecting with world-class players having played with players like Ronaldo, van Persie and Rooney. He even made some good combinations with players like Sanchez and Ozil last year.
He has the ability to turn things around on his comeback providing competition to Giroud which seems to be the only incentive he needs to be a beast.
Welbeck is also very capable of finding spaces with his speed and strength which are very important aspects to have as a striker. So I expect to him to comeback stronger and turn the tides around in our very controversial season, either scoring important goals or even it is just to get Giroud to believe he has competition up front again.