It has been a pretty good start to his Arsenal career for Danny Welbeck. Perhaps it has helped the 23-year old that he is used to playing for a big Premier League club and perhaps it is the fact that he has quite a few of his team mates from the England national team to help him settle.
But Danny has seemed to slot straight in to the Arsenal system and he has certainly offered the team some encouraging signs that he will provide a proper option and competition for our big Frenchman Olivier Giroud, when the 27-year old returns from his injury lay-off some time around the end of the year.
Welbeck has been speaking to Arsenal Player about his first month as a Gunner and, although he is quite happy with the welcome and the feeling at the club, he was a bit disappointed with the result in the north London derby and particularly his own contribution.
The striker feels that he tailed off in the second half against Tottenham and would have liked to have more influence. But he is confident and says that it will just take time and hard work to ensure that he is producing the performances he wants for us on a regular basis.
Welbeck said, “In the first half I was more of a threat, in the second I didn’t really feel like I did as much as I should have. I am a bit disappointed with that and I will work on the training pitch with the rest of the players and hopefully be involved much more throughout our games.
“It’s been very welcoming from the fans, the whole club and everyone involved with Arsenal and it is a great honour for me to be here. I am just looking forward to improving here and to making sure I give the best I can for Arsenal.”
So how do you think our new centre forward has done in his first month with Arsenal?