Cape Town - Arsenal
striker Danny Welbeck has called on his manager Arsene Wenger to look
at him to fill the void left by injured Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The England international netted a
brace in the 3-2 win over Southampton over the weekend and believes he
should be given a chance to start a match with Alexandre Lacazette and
Welbeck has been expected to rival the two expensive signings for a place in the starting line-up.
The 27-year old has featured mostly coming from the bench this
season. Mkhitaryan suffered a serious knee injury earlier this month
against CSKA Moscow in the Europa League, and doubts surround when he
However, he feels Wenger can afford to have the three of them in the starting line-up like it was the case on Sunday.
Welbeck told Sky Sports: "As you've seen, I can play with Pierre and with Laca.
"It is nice. It gives you that added motivation. The competition is there so you are going to improve and better yourself.
"I've had that throughout my whole career. Being at an academy where
players come from all over the world and it is the same here, you are
always going to have that competition. It is healthy.
"I know I can link up with plenty of the players in this team."