Practice makes perfect for Welbz


Danny Welbeck says his second goal against Bournemouth is the result of hard work on the training ground.

The England international, whose finishing hasn’t always been the most deadly, applied a killer first-time strike to dispatch Aaron Ramsey’s through ball past Asmir Begovic to make it 3-0. The former Manchester United player had earlier opened the scoring with a mistimed header that flicked in off his shoulder.

After the game, the England international admitted he was pleased to take his tally for the campaign to three goals and that pre-season preparations are paying off.

“The first definitely wasn’t the cleanest,” he told Arsenal Player.

“I got a glancing header, I thought it was going in and then it hit my shoulder on the way. It was a great ball from Sead and I think the play down the left to open up that opportunity for the cross was really good.

“The second is one that, once you’ve been hitting those repetitions in training, it becomes a lot easier for you to do. I got into that position today and I didn’t think twice about it.

“The past two years I didn’t have a pre-season and that made it a bit difficult for me, so I’m pleased to have a pre-season. With some of the games that we’ve played at the start of the season it’s not gone too well, but I’m pleased to be on the scoresheet and long may it continue.

“There’s always competition when you’re at a club like Arsenal. There’s always going to be competition, not just with the players here but players worldwide. Everyone would love to get the opportunity to play here so there’s always competition and I think that makes it better for you as a player. It makes you want to improve and just keep on doing your best.”

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