Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck wants to play as a central striker in the near future, insisting he has what it takes to be a prolific goalscorer.
Welbeck joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day from Manchester United after it became apparent that Radamel Falcao was moving to Old Trafford. He has a goal scoring record of just 29 in 142 games but this is the record of a player that has spent most of his time on the wing, with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney taking up the central striker roles. He has joined the Gunners in the hope of becoming a striker, signed in part due to the injury of Olivier Giroud.
Talking to the Sunday Times the 23-year-old admitted his preferred position is as a centre-forward and is confident that his scoring record would improve if he was given the opportunity to play there regularly. Welbeck feels he is at the stage in his career were he needs to be playing regularly if he is to develop into a top player. He is expected to be given the lead role in England’s European Qualifier against Switzerland on Monday, with first choice striker Daniel Sturridge out after suffering with a thigh injury in training.