Should Arsenal save ‘1st choice’ Welbeck for Everton?

I really hoped that the two goals he scored as Arsenal beat Hull City in the FA cup last week would spur the French international forward into the sort of form he was showing in the first half of the season, but Olivier Giroud was so ineffectual against Watford yesterday that he may as well have been at home watching it on TV.

You could argue that the chances Arsenal had did not seem to fall to the big man but when you saw what a difference Danny Welbeck made after replacing him, you can see that there is something very wrong with Giroud at the moment. I don’t think too many Arsenal fans would argue that Welbeck is the first choice centre forward for Arsenal right now, because Theo Walcott has failed to shine there as well this season.

But according to Arsene Wenger the former Man United star is not fully fit yet and cannot start every game. In fact the boss said after losing to Watford that he could not have started Welbeck on medical grounds. He looked sharp enough when he came on though and he did start the north London derby last weekend.

The question now is, assuming that Welbeck will be available to start the next game, should he? If we start with him against Barcelona it is unlikely he would then be able to start against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. I would say in that case that Wenger must save him for the Toffees. What do you guys think?

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  1. “Former Man Utd star is not fully fit yet and can’t start every game”. In other words Giroud will be leading the line again. Jesus some people have no shame…

  2. I wonder how Kroenke’s comments were met by the players? Goodbye Özil and Alexis, form is temporary but class is permanent. Why buy these caliber of players and stop there? I’m grateful we got Cech but you’re telling me there wasn’t anyone out there better or can stay fit more than Giroud, Walcott, Ramsey, Gabriel, Elneny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Chambers, Debuchy, Chamberlain, Arteta, Flamini, Rosicky, Wilshere, Sanogo and so on. Even Kante has outperformed Coquelin and even though Campbell had some good runs I would choose someone like Mahrez over him. Sad times to be an Arsenal fan, very sad times.

  3. Doesn’t matter who we start, the team will get spanked by Barca and they will carry that low confidence to Everton. Wenger and Kroenke need to get out of arsenal fc asap!

  4. Claudio Ranieri revealed after
    beating the Magpies that his coaching philosophy of ‘one game at a time’ has been keeping the Foxes going.

    “Our concentration is important. We are so strong; we think only of one match. Step by step, that is our philosophy,”

    “Our fans are dreaming and we want to continue winning. They must dream and we must work.

    “It is difficult and we want to enjoy it, but we must continue.“

    Boy!….this is too much optimism and determination…..and Less TALK…. devoid of empty promises….we can all see that… game at a time….. One goal per game…… 3pts per game

  5. We should play welbeck. Right now, every time he plays, he scores. It’s a fact. You saw how the fans greeted him vs Leicester.

  6. To me I don’t we any first choice striker , welbeck or Giroud non is fit to be arsenal first choice striker.

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