Welbeck at the double as Arsenal stars help England to victory

There were four England styars involved for England today in their Euro qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley. And it was a good night all round for the English Gunners, although Calum Chambers and Theo Walcott did not see any action.

The headlines will probably go to our new centre forward Danny Welbeck, as the 23-year old scored another international brace to make it four goals in his last four England matches. The first was a slightly scuffed shot that hit the ground before going past the keeper. But the second was pure class, Welbeck exchanging a tricky one two with Raheem Sterling before showing a cool head and a striker’s finish.

Welbeck was a live wire all night and deserved his reward, as did Jack Wilshere who was named as the Man of the Match by ITV. I was really impressed with Jack today as he bossed the midfield and did very little wrong. It is great to see our young star continuing to prove his critics wrong this season and I am sure there is much more to come from him.

And the same could be said for Kieran Gibbs at left back. He came in for the injured Baines and laid down a good marker, getting involved going forward including a key part in at least one of the three goals. But he was never caught out defensively either and he showed that he is comfortable playing at the highest level.

The Ox got a quick run out as well and managed a couple of trademark bursts down the right but he only had a few minutes. Still, it will not have hurt his confidence to come on ahead of the likes of Walcott, Barkley and Berahino. A good night and no injuries for Arsenal’s England stars. Let’s hope for the same on Tuesday.

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  1. Welbeck has got the Bendtner thing going on, not so great at club level but a monster for national team.

  2. @Goonster, u say he’s not so great at club level? How long has he been playing for us? And while he was with MUFC, did they really value him as their lead striker?

    I remember when he used to play for Sunderland on loan, the guys was phenomenal. Welbeck is a very good lad, just wait until he settles in.

    If folks can put their hope and trust in guys like Giroud, I see no reason why they can’t go as far as laying down their lives for Welbeck.

    1. Well, i remember last year, ppl on this forum calling Giroud a better striker then Suarez. Not that only our Manager has lost it long time ago, but some of our fans are helples aswell.

        1. Where else will he get used to competition if we continue wrapping him in cotton wool? 10 mins against Scotland isn’t too bad, no? We need Walcott fit and firing in time for United. He’s been fit for close to 1 month now or more :/

  3. Wilshere MOTM, Szczesny another solid game, Podolski assisting and playing well.
    yet when they are at Arsenal they are dodgy and unreliable as hell, but the pro Wenger brigade keep acting like that’s none of their business though.

  4. You know it I know it and everyone should know it by know. Wengers new nick name is going to be emu because his always got his head stuck in the sand.

    1. Or we could call someone who has their head up their A$$es a Wenger.

      “Stop pulling a Wenger and get your head out of your ass”

      “The prime minister is doing a Wenger again”

      “I hate it when you dont listen to reason and do a Wenger”

  5. ahhh wengers british core and who gave wilshere the man of the match when he had nothing to do, welbeck is growing and gibbs actually looking like a senior player hope it continues both for club and country.
    This english squad as a lot of potential probably going to be one of there best opportunity to win some silverware, they have a good bunch of attacking players, a bunch of creative midfielders and a good batch of defenders they need to find at least two true defensive midfielders to develop on before the championship in 2016, jack is not a solution. I think a jones and chambers should be educated in this area.
    Gibbs/Clyne should be englands present /future fullbacks, both can become dangerous weapons for england, Chambers is an arsenal man, but truth be told he is ok in the position but not great

      1. and i said did he have anything defensive to do, i doubt if he actually had a sweat, his game was all about distribution, because the opposition did not offer thing much in the attacking sense.
        He played well but why would he deserve a man of match award, anyway when england play better teams, i would advice the coach not to use him in that position

  6. I do not care about the England v Scotland game as we have a massive game ahead next Saturday and anything but a win and three points will be a disaster.all I do hope is our players stay fit.

  7. Ramsey can be the bench warmer the way his season going.

    Arteta and Flamini can just take their time in change room and miss game.

    Think we would be better off then.

  8. Wenger, why does he even come to the game? Probably cause he gets paid to just watch, now that’s a nice job. Imagine being paid 8mil ti watch Arsenal from front seat.

    Nothing else entailed.

    He might as well stay home, he would have the same impact he has now.

  9. That’s great and all but England are in the weakest group ever. Hard to know what to make of scoring all these goals against weak competition. Now let’s hope Welbeck is rested for the friendly (no more than 45 minutes on the pitch) so he comes back fresh against ManU.

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