After surmounting severe injury quandaries, the striker proved he can contribute to the Gunners with his first goals since April in a tremendous exhibit.
There was something special about Danny
Welbeck’s two goals against Southampton. The
England forward made his first start in seven
months for Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round
match at St Mary’s and took just 15 minutes to
remind everyone of his assailing qualities.
Many were soothsaying a tight tie, but Welbeck’s
superb dinked finish from a Lucas Perez avail
ascertained that was never going to be the case.
Southampton players appeared to be discombobulated with
the system they were playing in and Claude Puel’s
coerced decision to field a much emasculated team
certainly played into the Gunners hands, sanctioning
Welbeck & Co. to capitalize.
The 26-year-old is a clear example of how squad
depth can benefit Arsene Wenger’s side for the first
time in years. His contributions against the Saints
certainly proved how valuable he can be for Arsenal
this season if he stays fit. The impressive away
support spent much of the game singing the designation
of the former Manchester Coalesced forward,
and Wenger, who accommodated the first match of his four
game suspension, will be delectated that he is
beginning to recompense the faith given to him.
There is tough competition though. If Welbeck
wants to revitalise his Arsenal vocation then it’s
imperative that he makes an virtually immediate
impact, otherwise cameo appearances from the
bench appear more likely. Wenger has emboldened
squad rotation this season and game time will be
afforded to the relishes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
and Lucas Perez but the ultimate aim for all of
these first team players is a customary spot in the