Danny Welbeck was not the player many Arsenal fans wanted to see join the club on transfer deadline day, but nonetheless, he was the player we got.
He hasn’t exactly set the Emirates alight since his £16m move from Manchester United, but he has proved himself a solid addition to the squad, and Arsene Wenger had plenty of praise for the summer signing following our 2-0 win over Middlesbrough, as reported by Sky Sports.
The boss claims that versatility was the key factor that convinced him to bring the former Red Devil to London, and that his ability to play out wide is a huge bonus.
“One of the reasons I bought him (Welbeck) is that he can play central striker and wide,” Wenger said.
He also stressed however, that as long as Olivier Giroud is fit and firing, Welbeck will have to wait for his chance to play up front.
“I believe he’s doing extremely well and is contributing to the team very well. He can play central striker like he did for a long time but the most natural centre forward we have is Giroud,” he continued.
“All the strikers we have can play in different positions. The only one who can only play centre forward is Giroud, so when Giroud plays the others have to move out wide.”
Giroud may be limited in the fact that he can only play in one position, but he is also unquestionably our best option up front at the moment.
He is playing some of the best football of his career, and has regularly found himself on the scoresheet this season.
The Frenchman also offers something different when compared to the players around him, with his hold up play and ability to bring his teammates into the attack unrivalled in our current side.