Arsene Wenger says he’s very happy with Danny Welbeck as the striker prepares for his first game at his old club.
Arsenal travel to Manchester on Monday evening, and although Welbeck hasn’t scored since December 28th against West Ham, he’s had a spell out through injury and has only made 6 appearances.
It remains to be seen if he’ll get the nod against United, but the Arsenal manager is pleased at his £16m deadline day signing thus far.
“He’s one of the players who has played the most games for us, but not in the last couple of games,” he said.
“You have moments in the season where some players play a bit less. I think he’s played in nearly every single game.
“His position is one of the three up front – central, left or right. He can play anywhere. Most of the time it’s up front because not every single player can play every game in the biggest part of the season.
“You have a player like Olivier Giroud who is playing at the moment but he missed four months. During that period Welbeck played every single game.”
Welbeck has 8 Arsenal goals to his name so far this campaign, including a hat-trick against Galatasaray, but even though you’d like to him score more often, the Arsenal manager is backing him to be an important player in the years to come.
“He plays very well for me and is an exceptional player who will have a great future here. I am very, very happy that I bought him.”