Danny Welbeck is doing extremely well at Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal manager has been delighted with Danny Welbeck's recent displays for the Gunners

Arsene Wenger has lavished praise on Danny Welbeck following the striker’s recent performances for Arsenal.

The England international played 72 minutes as the Gunners booked their place in the last eight of the FA Cup on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at Emirates Stadium.

Welbeck has just returned from a spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury but made his comeback in the 2-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.

And despite the 24-year-old’s failure to get on the scoresheet against Boro on Sunday, Wenger has been delighted by the way the forward has adapted to life at the north London club.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Sunday evening, Wenger said: “One of the reasons I bought him is that he can play central striker and wide.

“I believe he’s doing extremely well and is contributing to the team very well.

“He can play central striker like he did for a long time but the most natural centre forward we have is [Olivier] Giroud.

“All the strikers we have can play in different positions. The only one who can only play centre forward is Giroud, so when Giroud plays the others have to move out wide.”

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Welbeck has scored four goals and made two assists in 17 Premier League games for Arsenal so far this season since his £16m transfer from Manchester United last summer.

He also netted three times in the Champions League group stage for Wenger’s men.

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