As yet, the signing of Danny Welbeck has not been confirmed, and as we know with Transfer Windows, we should not count our chickens till the fat bird has sung.
I would welcome Wellbeck with open arms. Giroud is our main holding striker and I have written many a post on BK explaining why he is so important to Arsene’s Arsenal. Sanogo is being moulded into the next Giroud but he has some way to go, and now that our main man is injured for three months or more, there would simply be too much pressure on the apprentice.
So what is the sensible thing to do….. to buy a player who can step in straightaway and is, in terms of development, somewhere between Sanogo and Giroud. Wellbeck has the ability to play with his back towards the goal and hold onto the ball, he is strong, passes the ball well and has great stamina. He also has PL experience and a decent goal conversion rate, and he is a team player who can be moulded further by Arsene.
Let’s just remember that Wenger is not looking for a striker ala Van Judas anymore, who might be a better finisher than Giroud but is unable to play with his back to the goal very well and put in the hard graft we usually get from our Frenchman.
Our CF needs to be able to enable our midfielders/fellow attackers to join the attack, to provide space for them, to produce assists (and penultimate assists), to form a threat in front of goal, AND, of course, to score goals himself.
I reckon Wellbeck can be turned into a ‘Giroud’ quite quickly and he should be able to form strong competition for him within the next six to 18 months. Of course he is not the marquee signing many of us had wished for, but he will fit into our system well, and at this stage of the season this makes total sense.
Will he be a success at Arsenal…. I reckon he will. Welcome to the Home of Football Danny – Enjoy the right.
Written by: TotalArsenal