Arsene Wenger has revealed the position where he would like to see Danny Welbeck play following the exits of a couple of forwards in the January transfer window.
The England international decided to move to the Emirates stadium from Manchester United after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
And despite making a prolific start to his career at Arsenal, injuries have truly damaged and interrupted the striker’s form over the past couple of seasons.
But with another World Cup ahead, Welbeck will be desperate to get a chance to impress in the starting eleven, especially after the departures of Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud last month.
The 27-year-old has often featured on the flanks in recent years but Wenger has admitted the next role for Welbeck in the team could be a return to the centre-forward position where he featured in his debut season.
“[Playing centrally] is where I prefer him personally and it is where I believe that he has an opportunity to do well,” the Gunners manager said
“He had to wait a little bit to get back in the team but that gave him time to work on his fitness and from what I have seen today he is sharper than [for] a long time. He looks very sharp.”