Ian Wright reminds Arsene Wenger: This is why striker moved to Arsenal from Man United
The former Arsenal legend wants Danny Welbeck to get a chance in a centre-forward role
Ian Wright has urged Arsene Wenger to give Danny Welbeck a chance to prove himself as Arsenal’s centre-forward.
The Gunners signed the England international in a £16m deal from Manchester United in the 2014 summer transfer window after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
Welbeck’s career at the north London club has been hampered due to persistent knee injuries over the past 18 months or so.
However, the 26-year-old has still managed to produce a return of 15 goals in 53 games in all competitions during his two-and-a-half year stay at the Emirates Stadium.
Welbeck was often utilised on the wing or in a centre-forward role at Manchester United, but the England international has made no secret of his preference to play up front.
Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live about Welbeck’s best position, former Arsenal striker Wright urged Wenger to give the England man a sustained run in his first-team.
“Is Welbeck fit enough? He left Manchester United because he wanted to play up front. I’d like to see him get a run up front.”
Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table last season.