Paul Scholes: Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck won’t score 25 goals a season
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes questions whether Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will develop into prolific finisher
Paul Scholes has his doubts as to whether Danny Welbeck will develop into a 25 goals a season striker at Arsenal.
The 23-year-old has been heavily praised following his brace to help England secure a 2-0 victory over Switzerland in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday night.
I don’t think he’ll ever be a 25 goals a season man
Welbeck signed a five-year deal with Arsenal on the final day of the summer transfer window, sealing a £16m switch to north London from boyhood club Manchester United.
The former Red Devils man’s England heroics have led to suggestions that he could be the right man to fire Arsene Wenger’s side to Premier League title glory this season.
Whilst Scholes described the striker’s departure as a big loss to his former club, the United legend questioned whether Welbeck will develop into a prolific finisher.
“It’s not nice when a local lad goes, especially someone like Danny,” Scholes told United’s website.
“He is a player that the players like to play with. He is good at getting the ball back.
“People moan about his goal-scoring, but he’s not really had a run at centre-forward.
“I don’t think he’ll ever be a 25 goals a season man, maybe 10, 15, possibly 20 gools a season. He is a big loss. It is always sad to lose a local lad.”