Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has promised the fans that his goalscoring record will improve next year after what has been a season of adaptation, The Evening Standard reports.
Following his arrival from Manchester United in September, Welbeck enjoyed a sustained period as our central striker with Olivier Giroud nursing a broken ankle.
However, he failed to convince and given that he’s yet to reach double figures for the season, Welbeck is doing little to prove to many that his future lies in a central striker role.
Upon Giroud’s return and the Frenchman hitting the ground running in terms of his goal output, Welbeck has been resigned to a supporting-cast role.
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“It has been a transitional season for me, moving down to London, playing in a new system for a new manager and a new team, getting used to new things around the club,” Welbeck argued.
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“I’ve been a bit unhappy with goals at club level but it is something that I know will come in abundance in the future.”
Wenger has handed Welbeck a number of chances to prove his worth as a striker over the past few months, mainly in the FA Cup. Whilst he got us the winner against Man United, his overall play was hardly encouraging.
Against Reading, their deep defensive line offered little space in behind and Welbeck was withdrawn early on in the second half after cutting a frustrated figure.
Should the trend continue and Welbeck was indeed handed a start in the final, it could be his last chance to prove his worth as a centre forward before the transfer window.