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Welbeck Back vs. Leicester
Sunday, Feb. 14
Much to Prove for Returning Welbeck
Since making the move from Manchester United to north London in the summer of 2014, Welbeck has had a frustrating time of things.
With Olivier Giroud injured at the start of the 2014-15 season, Welbeck was given a prolonged run in his preferred centre-forward position. But injury problems conspired against the striker, and when both he and the Frenchman were fit, Arsene Wenger typically opted for the rounded abilities of Giroud at the point of the attack.
As we can see here, courtesy of Squawka, the result wasn't a particularly prosperous goal return for Welbeck in the Premier League:
Esteban Cambiasso scored more Premier League goals last term (5) than: R. Falcao (4) D. Welbeck (4) M. Balotelli (1) pic.twitter.com/KCa7iBThkp— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 21, 2015
At his best, Welbeck is a dangerous, altruistic and versatile forward who Wenger can deploy in a plethora of different roles. As Sunday's clash with Leicester proved, his availability can only aid Arsenal's bid for silverware.
However, he must improve his fitness record, otherwise he’ll ultimately be deemed a flop by those associated with the Gunners.