Arsenal’s new £16 million signing Danny Welbeck has stated that he wants to be the club’s main man after his deadline day switch from Manchester United, as reported by Goal.com.
Having failed to secure a berth for himself as a central striker during his time at Old Trafford, he impressed heavily in the role for England on Monday night, scoring twice as the Three Lions won 2-0 against Switzerland in Basel.
He now believes he has the capacity to be the central striker at the Emirates Stadium.
The striker said: “It is well known I prefer to play through the middle so when I get my opportunity I just want to show what I can do.
“Once I get into the box and am getting the chances, I have got faith in my ability.
“Before, I wasn’t getting into the box because I wasn’t playing too much as a striker, and I had to worry about my defensive work.”
Welbeck is expected to start for Arsenal against Premier League winners Manchester City at the weekend, making his debut for the north London club against a team from the city where he began his professional career.
Having played well for England earlier this week, there will be many Arsenal fans who are excited to see their newest charge pull on their shirt and play for the first time.