Arsenal and England forward – Theo Walcott has backed new teammate Danny Welbeck to become a better player than he was at Manchester United.
Former Manchester United star and England international Welbeck, who signed for the Gooners on transfer deadline day for £16million, has been backed by his new team mate to improve as a player and become a stronger striker for Arsene Wenger’s side.
“He’s going to be better for us than he was at Manchester United, definitely,” Walcott said.
He then went on to add that he believes Welbeck will get more first team opportunities at Arsenal and how the fans can expect a promising player and exciting performances.
“One thing I would tell him to do is be a little more selfish,” Walcott added,
“I think he’ll get more goals if he’s more selfish.”
After being somewhat of an understudy to stars like Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, Welbeck’s chances were yet more limited when United signed Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao on loan on transfer deadline day.
Welbeck made the headlines this week as he scored two goals in England’s first Euro 2016 Qualifier in Basel. It’s likely he’ll be handed his debut in Saturday’s lunch-time kick-off against the reigning champions Manchester City.
He could spearhead an Arsenal front line which could be very formidable, as Arsenal have the likes of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, Welbeck and Walcott, who is close to returning to full fitness.
Wenger opted for Welbeck after star striker Olivier Giroud suffered an injury, which is likely to keep him sidelined until the new year.
The 23-year-old has also recently come under heavy criticism from various angles with the most widely pronounced one coming from current Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal who revealed that the England international forward doesn’t have what it takes to succeed at Old Trafford.
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