I am certain that it is a bit early to analyse the form of Arsenal’s newest signing Danny Welbeck, but after watching him get very close – but just one actual goal – so far for the Gunners I would not go so far as to call him a “clinical finisher”.
But the little Spaniard Santi Cazorla would like to disagree with me. He was quoted in the Mirror as saying: “He is a very different player to the ones we have had before at Arsenal.
“He is a clinical finisher, quick and always looking for space. Olivier Giroud is a different kind of striker. He is good at heading and is strong, but Welbeck, perhaps, is providing something new to the team.”
It certainly is refreshing that Arsenal have finally bought an out and out striker, and hopefully he will grow into the role as he grows more accustomed to his team-mates, but right now? I could not agree…..
I guess to be fair we have to compare him to when Olivier Giroud arrived at the club, and he took quite a bit of time to find his goalscoring boots, but the French philanderer also had to cope with speaking a new language as well as a step up to a much more physical league. I don’t think we can give those allowances to Welbeck.
I am not saying that Welbeck won’t turn into another Thierry Henry in the end, and am not even trying to criticize the ex-Man United man. I am simply saying that Cazorla may have jumped the gun with his praise and may even have put pressure on Welbeck to live up to his expectations….
What do you think?