English Premiership

Welbeck out to prove United wrong

2014-11-20 15:32
Danny Welbeck (AFP)

Cape Town - Danny Welbeck will look to show United was wrong to sell him on transfer deadline day this summer when he lines up for Arsenal against his old club for the first time.

The England striker has scored five goals in 12 games for Arsenal since leaving his boyhood team, where he rarely got a start or was played out of position on the left wing.

"Personally I have been surprised by his technical capacity, the way he understands the game, his work rate," Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta said.

"I rate him more now than I used to and this is a good sign because normally the opposite is true when you watch a player on a daily basis."

While Welbeck and fellow summer signing Alexis Sanchez, who has scored six goals in his last four league starts, have been the positives for Arsenal this season, the defense remains a worry for manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal has thrown away a lead in its last two matches, drawing 3-3 against Anderlecht in the Champions League after being 3-0 ahead and conceding two late goals to lose 2-1 at Swansea in the Premier League.


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