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Arsenal Signing Danny Welbeck Wants To Play Centrally So He Can Become Prolific Goalscorer

The striker is currently on international duty with England.

Arsenal’s newest recruit Danny Welbeck believes he can become a prolific goalscorer for both club and country if he is played in the central striker’s position, Sky Sports reports.

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The 23 year old left Manchester United to join the Gunners on transfer deadline day in a £16 million move. One of the main reasons he left Old Trafford was to have an opportunity to play as the main striker, something that was unlikely to happen at United with the club signing Radamel Falcao on deadline day.

However, Welbeck looks set to get his wish at Arsenal with Olivier Giroud being out injured until the new year. He also seems set to start up front for England in tomorrow’s Euro 2016 qualifier. If he is given the opportunity to play up front, Welbeck believes he is more than capable of becoming a prolific front man for both England and Arsenal.

“I prefer to play as a centre-forward,” he told the Sunday Times. “We’ll see (about his scoring rate) when I get my opportunity to do that. I’ve never had the opportunity to get a consistent run of games as No 9 but have faith in my ability.”

The 23 year old is also happy that he is one of England’s more experienced players following the retirements of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

“I’m no longer a young player. There are a lot of younger players than me in the squad, by quite a few years,” he added.

“Coming to this stage of my career, I really want to push on and be the best I can be.”

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