Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck says that he is honoured to be playing for the Gunners and has also said that he is looking to improve his finishing.
The England striker joined the Gunners from Manchester United on transfer deadline day and has scored one goal and made one assist in three Premier League games so far.
The 23 year old has also admitted that he is disappointed by his performance during Saturday’s North-London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
It’s been very welcoming from the fans, the whole club and everyone involved with Arsenal and it is a great honour for me to be here. I am just looking forward to improving here and to making sure I give the best I can for Arsenal.
It could have been better. We really controlled the game, we had a lot more chances and they got one shot in the second half and it went in so we’re a bit disappointed with that. It’s disappointing to draw the game.
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We tried to play out from the back and got caught in possession. Credit to them, they counter-attacked from there but it’s difficult to take because we were in control of the game. It could have gone better.
It is difficult because we set out as a team knowing what we wanted to do and with the injuries coming into play, it changed everything for us and made it difficult. We would have preferred to make those substitutions later on in the game.
It is still a bit early to judge him, but he took his goal well last week and has shown some good ability in front of goal for the England national team. He had four shots in the London derby but only one was on target, which does not sound great.
However, when you compare his two Premier League games for Arsenal with Olivier Giroud’s stats for last season, you might be surprised to see that the new Gunner has the better shooting accuracy of the duo.
He has still got a lot to prove in his new centre forward role with Arsenal, as he does fall behind on key passes. However he provides much more than just attack as he also gives his best in defence by tracking back when the situation demands.
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