Welbeck can become Arsenal’s new Adebayor, claims ex-defender

Martin Keown says Danny Welbeck can develop into a clinical finisher at Arsenal in the coming seasons

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Danny Welbeck can develop into a clinical finisher at Arsenal in the coming seasons, according to Martin Keown.

The 23-year-old England striker moved to the north London club on transfer deadline day after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester United.

He’s the same price as Mario Balotelli but Welbeck will be here for the long term

Martin Keown

Questions have been raised about Welbeck’s goal-scoring ability after a return of 29 goals in 142 games for United.

However, former defender Keown feels that the forward could follow in Emmanuel Adebayor’s footsteps and develop into a top finisher.

“Welbeck is not clinical in front of goal but he’ll practise that,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“I remember Emmanuel Adebayor rarely hitting the target when he first joined Arsenal but Wenger had him practising and the improvement was phenomental.

“He’s the same price as Mario Balotelli but Welbeck will be here for the long term, Balotelli won’t.

“My only worry is that he could be in mourning about leaving such a great club. He needs to realise he has joined another and can finally take centre stage.”

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