I think that most Arsenal fans have quickly warmed to our summer striker signing Danny Welbeck, after initial doubts about him being the right transfer due to his lack of goals in recent seasons for his former club Manchester United. The 23-year old has quickly settled in to the club and bagging his first career hat-trick has definitely helped, of course.
But there is little doubt, either, that Welbeck needs time and work on the training field to develop his game as a centre forward, a position he seems suite to but has little top class experience in. It helped him at the start of his Arsenal career that he played two games for England before pulling on an Arsenal shirt, especially as he netted both goals in a vital England win.
Welbeck may not have got those goals if not for the injury to Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and the fact that Sturridge has not been included in this England squad either is great news for Welbeck and Arsenal. Roy Hodgson is sure to start him in the middle for both games and the opposition, San Marino and Estonia, should mean that England, and Welbeck especially, have plenty of chances to score.
Another couple of games at centre forward and hopefully a few more international goals will really help Welbeck’s experience and confidence and should mean that he returns to the Gunners in top form and ready to fire us back up the Premier League table.