Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta: Why Danny Welbeck has surprised me

The Arsenal captain has been surprised by the England international's 'technical capacity'

Mikel Arteta admits that he has been surprised by the impact Danny Welbeck has made since joining Arsenal.

The England international has been in regular goal-scoring form since his £16m switch to The Emirates from Manchester United over the summer.

The 23-year-old has netted five goals and made two assists for the Gunners following his switch to north London.

And Gunners captain Arteta has been impressed by the way in which the striker has adapted.

“I think Danny is the perfect fit for us, [with] the kind of character he is and the kind of player he is,” Arteta told Arsenal Player.

“Personally I have been surprised by his technical capacity, the way he understands the game, his work rate.

“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. I’m glad he is with us.

“He has got everything here to become one of the best strikers in the Premier League.”

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