Welbeck confident of Arsenal goals

Danny Welbeck has confidence he will find the net on a regular basis for Arsenal, if he is allowed to play as a centre-forward, Sky Sports has reported.

Welbeck joined the Gunners from Manchester United shortly before the close of the transfer window and netted twice for England in Monday’s 2-0 win over Switzerland as Roy Hodgson’s side got their Euro 2016 qualification campaign off to a winning start.

The 23-year-old played as a striker against Switzerland, having often been used for club and country in a wide berth, and says the goals are a sign of what he can achieve if he’s given licence to play in his favoured position.

“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,” Welbeck added. “Once I get into the box and get the opportunities, 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,” he added.

Welbeck begins his Arsenal career this weekend as Arsene Wenger’s side host Premier League champions Manchester City. It will be the second time the teams have met this season after FA Cup winners Arsenal dispatched City 3-0 in the Community Shield that started the new term.

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