Arsene Wenger has said that he is “convinced” that Danny Welbeck will go to the World Cup with England if he stays fit (via Arsenal.com).
It has been a strange season for Arsenal and for Danny Welbeck in particular.
The Englishman started the season in a run of fine form, grabbing three goals in his opening three Premier League matches.
However, the forward suffered an injury in September and then another setback a month later.
Now, Welbeck is back fit and Arsene Wenger has made a bold prediction about the 26-year-old’s future with the England national team providing he stays that way.
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“I have a long experience and I have known players who have won the World Cup who in November had no chance to go,” Wenger said.
“I remember especially Petit in 1998, he made it in March, April, May and he was one of the main players. Danny has the potential to go. If he is fit, he will go. I am convinced of that.
“It is a big year for him but I want it to be a big year for him for Arsenal. Because a consequence of that… the best way to go to the World Cup is not to think ‘I have to prepare for the World Cup’, it is to do well for your club and after you automatically are in the national team.
“You have a player next to me [in the press conference, Per Mertesacker] who has over 100 caps for Germany, but he will tell you the best way to do that is to focus every day.
“Today, what is most important is to have a consistent presence in competition. If you are in and out, you cannot be at your best. It is as simple as that. Even if you do play every single game, you have to be capable to practice every day.”
Let’s hope Danny Welbeck can rediscover his form from the start of the season. The forward has proven to be an effective player for the club at times since his 2014 transfer and let’s hope that can continue.