Ray Parlour does not believe Danny Welbeck is right for Arsenal

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Ray Parlour does not believe Danny Welbeck is right for Arsenal and believes the Gunners need to find a more consistent option to play in place of the injured Olivier Giroud.

Speaking to Talksport, the former gunners midfielder agreed with the view currently being held by many in the game that Arsene Wenger is in desperate need of a new striker, but felt that the French tactician should not look to the Manchester United striker and that he had already missed out on the ideal signing.

Transfer imminent

Reports this week suggested that Welbeck would be allowed to leave Old Trafford after failing to impress Louis van Gaal up to now and his departure looks all the more likely now the Red Devils have signed Radamel Falcao on loan for the season.

Arsenal were one of the clubs credited with an interest in the England international after it was confirmed last week that Giroud will be out until 2015 with a broken leg.

Youngster failed to convince

Yaya Sanogo was placed in the centre-forward position for the 1-1 draw with Leicester City, but the youngster failed to score for the 17th consecutive competitive match in a row and did not look like doing so.

Parlour feels that France international Loic Remy would have been ideal for the Emirates Stadium club, but Chelsea confirmed they had agreed a deal with QPR to sign him on Sunday.

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“[Striker] is the position where they are really struggling. I thought Remy was the choice with his experience, the obvious choice,” he said.

"Welbeck is a young player, he's still learning, without a doubt he's better than Sanogo, a player, but he blows hot and cold. You can see him have fantastic games, but he’s a little bit inconsistent.”

Wenger insisted after the draw with the newly-promoted side that he would not be succumb to calls from fans during the game to sign a striker and claimed that his side did not necessarily need to do so.

Chances dwindling

For Welbeck, a move to the Emirates Stadium would make some sense, as it would mean he could play Champions League football again and the injury to Giroud would make him more likely to play there than at Old Trafford.

Reports early on Monday suggested the United had come to an agreement to loan Falcao for the season from Monaco, leaving little room Welbeck in Louis van Gaal’s attacking line-up. Though Robin van Persie is reportedly set to undergo surgery, which could lead to a reprieve for him.

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