Englishman reveals unhappiness at being played in a 4-4-2 formation with United…
Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck has revealed that he found life at former side Manchester United difficult before his move to North London, reports the Daily Mail.
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The England international signed for the Gunners in the summer for £16 million, after coming through the Red Devil’s youth system. He has had a solid start at the club, scoring five goals in twelve appearances.
While playing at Old Trafford the 23-year-old was often forced to play out on the left, and very rarely in his natural position of striker, and this began to irk the England international.
Since being signed by Arsene Wenger, Welbeck has been played in his favoured centre-forward position, and has enjoyed better form for it. He has also had more opportunities to be on the pitch from the start due to Olivier Giroud’s injury, as well.
“Over the past year or so, I started to think about what’s best for me because at the time I was playing on the left wing a lot and in a 4–4-2, which is very difficult for me because I can’t make an impact on the game.” he told Arsenal’s website of his time in Manchester.
“You start to have thoughts but at that time you’re still going to training and I was still giving 100 per cent and giving my all in every single game – that’s just me, I’m not going to change that. But you do start to think about what’s best for you.”
Welbeck comes up against his former side in the 5.30pm kick off on Saturday. He will be hoping that his current team can win to keep up their hopes of being in the top four by the end of the weekend.