Danny Welbeck has slated Arsene Wenger’s critics, insisting that the boss has done a ‘great job’ for Arsenal and that people who disagree are simply wrong.

The injured striker who joined us from Manchester United last season has backed Wenger following criticism of the manager. The Englishman said that Wenger has been nothing but helpful to him since he joined the club.

“I can only speak for myself, and I’ve not been there as long as some of the other players,” Welbeck said.

“Obviously, Arsene’s done a great job at Arsenal, and you can’t really fault what he’s done.

“When I’ve been there he’s been great with me and great with the other lads as well from what I’ve seen.

“People are entitled to their own opinion. It doesn’t mean what they say is right.”

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (R) speaks with English striker Danny Welbeck
Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger (R) speaks with English striker Danny Welbeck (L) during a training session at Arsenal’s training ground in London Colney, north of London, England on February 24, 2015, ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match against AS Monaco on February 25 in London. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Welbeck sticking up for the manager isn’t just good for him in a personal sense but it also shows solidarity within the club. When players start doubting their manager, especially publicly, this is how problems arise. No player should think they’re bigger than the club (*cough* Van Persie *cough*) and it’s important that everyone from the backroom staff to the players on the pitch stand by his decisions.

The criticism that the boss has faced is mostly unnecessary, unfair, and as Welbeck says, wrong. Limits put on the club from a financial stand point were needed and not the fault of the manager.

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