If there was a good chance of Arsenal starting with the new signing Danny Welbeck down the middle for the next Premier League game against Man City before, then I reckon the bookies will have stopped taking bets on it now.
The newest Gunner on the block got his chance for England tonight in the absence of Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and he grabbed it with both feet, or at least with one foot and a shin, but I am not going to moan about his finishing. Welbeck was well involved and caused problems for Switzerland.
If the finish for his first was a bit lucky to go in off his shin, he bust a gut to get to it and it went in cleanly. His second, as England hit them on the break, was cool and composed and took strength and speed to get into the right position.
I thought his link up work and all round play was pretty good as well, especially as England in general looked a bit nervous and huffed and puffed for much of the game. Jack Wilshere, playing in an unfamiliar role, had a night to forget.
But Arsenal fans will surely feel encouraged by what they saw from Welbeck tonight and the fact that he has just bagged an international double will see him start his Arsenal career in confident mood. But will he be able to enjoy playing against Man City this weekend as much?