Arsenal: ‘Use his pace and power more’ says legend of Saturday’s key player


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This time of the week has become notable, of late, for its mutterings from football legend Paul Scholes. Whether a United fan or not it’s fascinating to see the game through the eyes of a maestro.

In his latest piece, for The London Evening Standard he says that Danny Welbeck’s move came at the perfect time and has worked out brilliantly for the lad and Arsenal.

Danny will want to play well because he would want to anyway, regardless of the opposition, and from what I see and hear he is very happy at Arsenal and with his move to London.

Danny has great physical strength and pace. However, it is not in his nature to knock defenders about. If I had his kind of physique as a player that is exactly what I would have done, but Danny is different. He seems more suited, temperamentally, to the tiki-taka passing game that Arsenal like to play around the edge of their opponents’ area. I think they could use his pace and power more.

It’s a really good point. Welbeck has great feet for a big number 9 and loves to play the intricate game that Arsene Wenger encourages.

But with Manchester United having such an unsettled back four right now you would imagine that a big physical presence would put them under intense strain. Arsenal’s Welbeck has the power to bulldoze this lot if he goes for a physical style in the game.

Whatever happens, this is bound to be billed as a massive day for Welbeck. And you feel that his performance will mirror Arsenal’s result. If he scores and performs well then Arsenal will surely take the victory.

Let’s see Welbeck’s goals for Arsenal. Gunners fans: bona fide star for the club already?


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