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Danny Welbeck could become Arsenal's new Thierry Henry

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Danny Welbeck has many critics and in his time at Manchester United he didn't convince a lot of people, but the Englishman seems to be flourishing at the Emirates Stadium.

Questions were asked both of Arsene Wenger and United boss Louis van Gaal when Welbeck was sold to Arsenal during transfer deadline day, but now those questions are being dished out more so in the direction of the Dutchman after Welbeck's recent performances.

The 24-year-old has netted six goals so far in all competitions for the Gunners, but the main concern for him is that he isn't a classic striker; ultimately, he doesn't score enough goals.

Thierry Henry comparisons

When he signed for Arsenal, a selection of people compared him to Thierry Henry. Of course, these people didn't mean Welbeck had as much talent as the Frenchman, but rather that Welbeck reminded them of Henry when he first joined Arsenal in 1999.

You can see where these comparisons have come from. Welbeck has a variety of attributes, he is pacey, tall, strong and occasionally skilful, sometimes his finishing can be a bit off, then at other times, he pulls out an amazing finish.

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Welbeck: Match-winner on Saturday

Nevertheless, the former United man has plenty of time to develop at the Emirates.

He scored the winner against the Baggies at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon in a game in which his side were struggling.

Santi Cazorla provided the goal for Welbeck after the Spaniard went on a dazzling run and floated in an accurate cross to find the Englishman in the middle of the box; the power on the header from Welbeck was enough to beat fellow compatriot Ben Foster.

Arsenal didn't put on the most convincing display in the heart of the West Midlands, but three points is all that matters, right? 

If the boss continues to show faith in Welbeck, the striker can go on to be one of the best strikers in the league in a few seasons time; he has showed moments of brilliance domestically and internationally.

Whereas the comparisons to Henry may be a bit far-fetched, if he manages to perform as well as we know he can continuously instead of sporadically, those comparisons to the Arsenal legend won't be too far wrong.

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Topics:
Arsene Wenger
Danny Welbeck
Arsenal
Premier League
Football
Thierry Henry

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