After 10 months out with a knee injury, Danny Welbeck’s form has been a pleasant surprise and a needed boost for Arsenal.
The striker returned dramatically with his goal against Leicester and has continued to impress since, earning his third start of the season in Saturday’s north London derby. It was the first start to come in his favoured central position, and he didn’t disappoint.
Heavily involved in the first goal, the former Manchester United man looked good once again but has admitted he still isn’t fully fit.
“No, it is going to take a while I think. I don’t feel as sharp as I did before my operation,” Welbeck said. “I don’t know how long it will take but I’m getting fitter and stronger each week.”
He’s played excellently so far, and that we should only expect to get better is incredibly encouraging.
His form will probably also be good when playing centrally, as he can be more involved in the game and use all of his attributed to their fullest.
“When I’m on the pitch I’m going to give it my all wherever I play but yeah, I do prefer to play down the middle.”
Then play him there. Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are good competition but have both struggled for form lately, so let’s play Danny down the middle for the foreseeable future.