We all know that Danny Welbeck is one of Arsenal’s most injured players and rarely completes a season for us. He is usually deployed as a winger rather than a striker, but this season the Englishman has started popping up with important goals when called upon.
Danny was not in today’s starting line-up due to having both Lacazette and Aubameyang available, but Arsene Wenger believes that Danny has done enough lately to persuade Gareth Southgate to include in this summers England squad to go to Russia. “For Danny it has been very good recently because he got games.” Wenger said. “He needed games and what is good with Danny is that he has a combination of power, pace and determination when he is really at his best physically. He looks like that is where he is now. Maybe he would not be there now if he had played all the games. If Danny is injury-free, he is a very good player. We spoke many times about Danny when he was regularly in the national team. He was a very good player.”
Welbeck definitely seems to be playing much better since he was recalled to the squad for England’s last two friendlies, and Wenger was asked if that has given him a confidence boost? Wenger replied: “Maybe. That reminded him that he is not completely forgotten, because at the moment everybody is talking about [Harry] Kane and rightly so. But there is room for him [Welbeck]. If you are national coach, what for me is very interesting is that he can play wide – on the right, on the left – and central. He can play with anybody.”
He is certainly playing out of his skin! The problem is that he has got to stay fit until the end of the season, but if he does, should he on that plane with England?