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Wenger - Welbeck has matured technically

Arsene Wenger believes that Danny Welbeck has become an even better player since he joined Arsenal.

The forward moved to north London last summer and has impressed in his debut season for the Gunners, scoring eight times in 30 appearances.

Welbeck also struck for England against Lithuania on Friday and Wenger feels that he has stepped up his game.

"He is much more mature, more composed in front of goal, the quality of his runs is getting better and he has huge, huge attributes"

Arsene Wenger

“I think he’s an important player who contributes a lot,” the manager said. "Not only does he now score goals, but as well contributes a lot to the team work.

“He’s a team player and I believe technically he has improved a lot. When you look at him now I believe that technically he is much more mature, more composed in front of goal, the quality of his runs is getting better and he has huge, huge attributes.”

Welbeck’s main competition for national team selection comes from Harry Kane but Wenger believes the Arsenal forward has done enough to secure his place.

“Kane played one game and it’s good for England to have many options and to choose the best one," he said. "Welbeck until now has always been the chosen best one and I don’t see how, after Friday night, Roy Hodgson could change his mind.”

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Danny Welbeck scores for Arsenal at Old Trafford

 

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