'Might not be a goalscorer' - Wenger delivers surprising verdict on Arsenal striker
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Danny Welbeck isn’t a goalscorer in the same way that Harry Kane is at Tottenham, ahead of the Europa League visit of Ostersunds to the Emirates on Thursday.
The Gunners supremo stated that his attacker would be better used on the flanks where he can take full advantage of his speed, rather than in a conventional striker’s position.
Wenger said, as quoted in the Daily Mail: “I like him because he can play left, right or up front, and for his quality,’ said Wenger.
“He is a useful player and useful is a positive. He might not be a goalscorer like Harry Kane but for England he can perfectly play with Kane because he can play on the flanks.”
Welbeck has struggled since his switch from Manchester United to make a first team place for himself and has been hampered by continual injury problems.
The forward has had an 18-month battle with knee, toe, and hip issues that now look to have subsided and the 27-year-old is ready to fight for a regular place in the starting XI once more.
Wenger also stated that the North London club would be looking ensure Welbeck’s future is in the capital and want to extend the player’s deal which expires next summer.
Arsenal lead the Europa League fixture with the Swedish minnows 3-0 going into the second-leg and will thoroughly expect to be in the next round of Europe’s second competition by the end of the tie.
The French manager revealed that Jack Wilshere was still to sign the contract that had been offered to him by the club and were waiting for him to make a decision regarding his future.
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