by Lee Hurley

Danny Welbeck was one of the Arsenal players at the kit launch on Monday night.

Speaking with a number of papers, the Englishman, who missed the last six games of the season with a knee injury, he is already looking forward to delivering more for the club next season.

“Competition is healthy as it gives the manager a selection headache, which is the best for the team to drive us forward and keep improving,” Welbeck said.

“With the selection of players the manager has got you can use people in different styles and positions, which is only going to help the squad. I’m sure that when anyone is called upon, they are going to give 100 per cent to try to stay in the team for the next game.

“Wherever you play on the pitch, whether it be the left, on the right or down the middle, you are going to give you best.

“I know I definitely have more levels to go to, and I am really looking forward to doing that next season.

“We definitely want to push on as a club,” he added. “With the players we’ve got there is no reason why we should not be up there challenging for the Premier League – it is something which is within our ambitions as a team.

“Our slow start at the beginning of last season cost us in May, and when we look back on the points we should have got, then we would have been right up there.”

Welbeck scored eight goals in his debut season with the Gunners, a tally he will no doubt be looking to increase next season.

While many fans would have hoped he would have found the back of the net more often, his winner at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter final was one of the most vital goals scored by an Arsenal player all season.