Before Arsenal made the short trip across London to face Premier League rivals Chelsea, most of the talk was about the former captain of the Gunners, Cesc Fabregas, and his first game against the man he credited with turning him into a star, Arsene Wenger. But the Frenchman seemed more worried about Diego Costa.
IN an Arsenal.com report, Wenger praised the way the Brazilian born Spanish international had hit the ground running after his summer transfer from Atletico Madrid, describing him as a killer and suggesting that keeping Costa quiet was a key part of our game plan. And we did for most of the game but when he got a chance he took it, making it nine goals from nine games this season.
Our own new striker signing Danny Welbeck has also done pretty well, better than many of us expected, but can he become the same sort of `killer` for us that Costa is? He does have the attributes. We already knew that Welbeck had pace and power but he has started to show that he has the movement and finishing ability that could make him great.
And we must remember that Welbeck is still only 23-years old and has had very little opportunity to play through the middle. It is worth noting that Costa did not really start to grab the headlines until he was the age Welbeck is now. He only scored 10 La Liga goals for Madrid in the 2012/12 season before exploding with 27 in the next campaign.
I feel that Welbeck has the right players around him to create the chances for him to develop into a goal machine with Arsenal. He just needs time. Do you agree?