Is Danny Welbeck set to stay on the Arsenal bench?

I must admit that I feel a bit sorry for Danny Welbeck and I really believe that he was a good signing for Arsenal. I said so at the time, when a lot of Arsenal fans were acting like they had found a pound but lost a tenner when Arsene Wenger completed the signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United on transfer deadline day last summer.

The still young England international made an immediate impact as well and quickly changed the minds of a lot of the Arsenal fans – who had not been too happy with his transfer from Old Trafford to north London. Danny’s problem is a good one for Arsenal, in that we have so many good quality options on the attacking side of things that he is once again struggling to hold down a place in the starting line-up.

And just like at his former club, when he does play it is more often than not in his less favoured role as a wide forward. Unfortunately, Danny boy, that is the price you pay for playing for a big club. At least he is appreciated here by the nmanager and most of the fans although it is easy to forget about him when everyone else is fit.

Welbeck may start the game against Middlesborough on Sunday but I have a feeling that he will be on the bench with Giroud, Walcott and Ozil in front of him. All he can do is wait and be ready to take his chance if and when it comes, but without another massive injury crisis he may be on the bench a long time.

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  1. Goonsquad8 says:

    I feel like I’m the only one who wants to give this kid a decent run as the main striker. I really believe in his quality but he needs game time in his preferred position in order to find his best form just like cazorla and coquelin did.

    I genuinely believe he can become a top player he has very good attributes for a striker, if he just works on his touch and composure in front of goal he can be a real beast.

    i hope he plays through the middle on sunday with akpom out wide and having them interchange throughout

    1. YingYang69 says:

      He really needs to put allot of work into his concentration and timing of runs. If he does that then who knows.

      1. SoOpa AeoN says:

        Tiki-Taka system don’t permit players to make runs and attack furiously…… Recall weLbeck when he 1st joined….. He Looked like he was gonna be a poacher…. now! he’s been made to play sh*tty Hold-up and on the wings

  2. cheeterspotter says:

    Squad player, but a good squad player.We went years with poor players on the bench.
    Lot of money for a squad player though.

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      disagree he can be more than a squad player. he needs game time through the middle to prove himself

      1. sevenitti says:

        what he needs is a loan at someone where his skills are good enough to be the main man on top, like Newcastle, Stoke or West Brom. Untill he’s good enough (confident included, which a loan spell might give him), he’s at most a squad player for us.

  3. CraigZWE says:

    Squad player for sure, not much more really.

  4. ArseOverTit says:

    G-Rude from the start to bag the vital goal.
    Wellback and Akpom from the bench when they start chasing the game after (hopefully) going behind. Then hit them with pace on counter.

    Before that with Giroud I feel we have a greater actual goal threat.

    Danny needs to work quiet a bit on his skills in front of goal before being considered a striker IMO. With him, too many chances will pass without conversion. We need to make them count as we may not get too many.

    We need to score and score before them to Show them we mean business. Then we may be able to play with confidence and use our passing game? To control the game and build on our advantage.

    I feel with DW the industry is there but we would be a bit toothless.

    1. Punisher 16 says:

      I agree with you there ArseOverTit. Giroud brings all of our players qualities together and gives us a much better platform from which to attack. Danny does need to work on his finishing but you can see has great quality. The way he runs with the ball and his control is great. His finishing will inprove with game time but it’s gunna be hard to get it. He’s also a very hard worker.

      Same with Akpom. He really needs to prove himself next game. Get on the score sheet at least. He’s got tremendous potential!

  5. SoOpa AeoN says:

    am i the only one who thinks the interval between our matchdays are Looking so Long…… I mean, how do we even cope 5days without ArsenaL football? *puzzled*

    1. davidnz says:

      Soon we will have Champions league
      postponed league games if we make
      FA cup semis . Mid week game v QPR
      Easter week end, who knows replay v Buro?
      The break I hate is the interlul that 2 weeks
      is so boooring

  6. davidnz says:

    I lke the idea of 4132. Be more direct.
    Giroud and Wellbeck as battering rams.
    Ozil on the left and Walcott on the right
    providing the crosses. Cazorla in the middle.
    Wen we are in possesion de breu who is a
    classy ball player brings the ball out rather than Mertz.
    Gibbs and Bellerin can be more conservative
    providing with Mertz better defensive cover.

  7. ArnSam says:

    welbeck should b loaned back 2manure 4good…only runs around with no idea what 2do next and hardly scores

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