‘Welbeck needs a little bit more viciousness'

Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck is already off the mark this season, but Arsene Wenger knows how he can improve in front of goal.

The England forward scored in our Premier League opener against Leicester City and could have doubled his tally with a strike against Stoke City last weekend, were it not for Jack Butland denying him twice.

Welbeck could have also appealed for a penalty when he was challenged in the box by Mame Biram Diouf and Kurt Zouma, but elected to stay on his feet under pressure from the Stoke duo.

“Danny’s completely honest,” Wenger said. “There will be a penalty on him but he’ll never dive. He won’t go down. He needs to gain a little bit of viciousness. 

“He needs to have a more streetwise attitude to finish. He has improved a lot with his finishing. He works a lot in training. I am confident he will get there. 

“At the moment, he is a bit in between on the flank and being central but at the end of the season I liked him through the middle.”

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