Theo Walcott believes Danny Welbeck will thrive at Arsenal - and has urged him to be more selfish in front of goal.
The 23-year-old does not have a prolific goalscoring record, partly because he has played wide as well as centrally, but he struck twice on Tuesday as England beat Switzerland.
Walcott says Welbeck has all the ingredients to succeed at Emirates Stadium and will prove to be a major asset for the club.
"He’s unselfish at times, which isn’t a bad thing but I think he’ll get more goals if he’s more selfish"
“I’ve worked with Danny for England and we link up very well,” Walcott told Arsenal Player. “He’s another English guy and we’ve got a good English core now.
“He’s going to be better for us than he was at Man United, definitely. He’ll get more opportunities and he’s got a point to prove. I know he’s worked hard and he’s still very young, and I think the boss will enjoy working with him. The fans definitely will - he’s very exciting and he’s very strong.
“One thing I would tell him to do is be a little more selfish because he’s unselfish at times, which isn’t a bad thing but I think he’ll get more goals if he’s more selfish. I’m sure he’ll do well for us.”
Walcott is also convinced that Welbeck’s personality will help him make an instant impact in the dressing room.
“He’s a very good guy and a very hard worker,” he said. “Off the pitch he’s very relaxed and likes to get involved in anything. He’s just a very well-spoken young man and he’s always eager to improve and spend time with people.
“He fits perfectly into Arsenal, which is such a big family club where everyone’s together. He’ll fit straight in here.”
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