Who thinks Danny Welbeck will come on and score for Arsenal today?

Last season, Arsenal had Olivier Giroud as our main striker, with his main competitor Danny Welbeck out injured for most of the year, and the dismal failure of an experiment of moving Theo Walcott into the centre. No wonder we failed to score the goals we needed to challenge Leicester for the title.

This season is vastly different. We have the excellent Alexis Sanchez as our main striker, Giroud is now a proven supersub that gives us a plan B; Lucas Perez waiting in the wings to take advantage of any slipups by the main two; and now we have Danny Welbeck back in contention as well. This augurs well for the second half of the season.

Arsenal have already scored 30% more League goals this season, and we are surely going to improve on that in the second half of the campaign with the riches at our disposal, but how are we going to fit all those strikers into the team , and in what order?

Welbeck only rejoined the squad late last season, but chimed in with many important goals for us, and Le Prof seems pretty certain that the England international is ready to pick up where he left off last season. “Some players have big injuries and you observe them in the first three months and you think, ‘my friend, you will struggle’ because they have a handbrake,” Wenger said. “But some players come back like they have never been injured and he is one of them.

“He is a young, promising striker – he has a fantastic spirit and people sense that. He is genuine, committed and humble and you do not find that too many times together.

“He has pace, good technique and is committed – he wants to help the team. He is a good finisher as well and before he got injured you could see that was coming out.

“Suddenly it was coming and so he was stopped just at the wrong moment.”

It’s great to know that Welbeck is back to full fitness so quickly, and he nearly scored last week when he replaced Alexis for the last 10 minutes against Swansea. I doubt very much that Wenger will play him from the start tomorrow but I feel confident that he will bring him on for at least 20 minutes this afternoon if everything is going to plan. Who would bet against him coming on and scoring to give Wenger even more selection headaches going forward?



  1. Jansen says:

    I would love for Welbeck to get 20-30 minutes today. If he can stay healthy he gives us a great option. He is strong on the ball, he is tall and can score with his head, he has pace and can play both in the center and on the wing. He adds a dimension Giroud doesn’t have.

  2. Godswill says:

    This is the kind of match for Perez and Welbeck to come to reckoning.
    If any of our front men cannot create impact in this match, he should not be shouting for first team position.
    Let’s move to second and work out things from there.

  3. G-Rude says:

    I agree. Sanchez and Giroud should start and when we are 3-0 up with 20 minutes to go bring on Perez and Welbeck. It will give them both a good warm up so they can both start in the Cup game at Southampton.
    And yes it would be great to see Welbeck score.

  4. Alexis the Great says:

    Arsenal must go straight in fgor the kill from the kickoff. Once the game is truly done and dusted then bring on some bench players that need a run. That does include Welbeck, Perez, and maybe The Ox.
    Perhaps all of them will score!

  5. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Danny Setback will probably come on with ten minutes to go and score the winner and then disappear off into the sunset of the treatment table lol

  6. TR7 says:

    i’d love to see how a front line of Perez, Welbeck, Ozil and Alexis fairs

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