The England international netted his sixth goal of the season for the Gunners when he headed home the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion.
The 24 year old striker is pleased with his recent form after joining the North London club from Manchester United over the summer.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
It gives the manager a good headache and he’s got a lot of options going forward. Going into the games, everybody’s going to be giving 100 per cent.
Once they get their opportunity they’re going to do the best they can. There’s players who were on the bench or weren’t even in the squad who can do a very good job for Arsenal.
I’ve had a couple blocked off the line [in recent games] and it just wasn’t going my way, but I’ve got the goal and I’m just looking forward to scoring more and helping the team to win games.
Welbeck was placed on the left side of attack after Giroud returned to the starting line-up against West Brom. It’s not what the Englishman would have wanted, after having left United for exactly that reason, but it proved to be an interesting dynamic to have three able strikers playing as a front three.
The youngster was alternating between the left and right side with Alexis Sanchez and occasionally swapping with Giroud in the middle. He could have withered away in his less favored position, but he worked as hard as ever to set up his team mates and wiggled his way into good goalscoring positions himself. He was finally rewarded with a goal after he rose highest to meet Cazorla neat cross from inside the penalty area.
He can be asset on the wings as he works hard for the team and has the speed to cause big problems to the opposition on counter attacks. He performed very well over the weekend and it’s something we could see more of in the future.
However Oxlade-Chamberlain and the returning Theo Walcott will provide plenty of competition. But with the hectic winter fixture schedule on the horizon we should see plenty of rotation.
Should Wenger continue to play Welbeck on the wings?