Can Welbeck and Ozil Be Arsenal’s Costa and Fabregas? by AT
Looking back at Arsenal’s rather comfortable win against Aston Villa, I noticed that two Arsenal players really stepped up to the plate and answered their critics. Mesut Ozil conducted the orchestra to great effect and came away with a goal and an assist, and so did Danny Welbeck, who led the line brilliantly.
However, what gets me most excited is the way they worked together, there was certainly some chemistry there. Apart from the two well-taken goals, there were plenty of neat one-twos, lay offs and both players knew when to run into space and get themselves ready for a pass from the other. While all the efforts didn’t bear fruit, the co-ordination between the two really is a positive sign for Arsenal.
Another advantage of having Welbeck lead the line is that the Englishman is very capable of running the channels and making space for midfield runners like Ramsey and Wilshere to get into the middle with lesser attention from opposition defenders. Not not mention, his pace also enables him to get on the end of through balls from the likes of Ozil and get in on goal, something Giroud really struggled with.
While his finishing may not quite be there yet, he certainly has the confidence in his ability and we can be quite sure that he will improve on that aspect of his game as well. Personally, I really like the combination of Ozil and Welbeck and I firmly believe that with a little work, they can replicate for Arsenal what Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa are doing for Chelsea.