Arsene Wenger has not held back in revealing how highly he rates Danny Welbeck, signifying the striker could play a major role in the second half of Arsenal‘s season.
The former Manchester United player has recently returned to action after recovering from the second of two long-term injuries that have halted his Arsenal career.
He is yet to start a game, but that could change when Arsenal host Burnley later today.
Wenger highlighted Welbeck’s positive attitude before listing the many attributed the 26-year-old England international possesses.
‘Some players have big injuries and you observe them in the first three months and you think, ‘my friend, you will struggle’ because they have a handbrake,’ said Wenger. ‘But some players come back like they have never been injured and he is one of them.
‘He is a young, promising striker – he has a fantastic spirit and people sense that. He is genuine, committed and humble and you do not find that too many times together.
‘He has pace, good technique and is committed – he wants to help the team. He is a good finisher as well and before he got injured you could see that was coming out.
‘Suddenly it was coming and so he was stopped just at the wrong moment.’
Arsenal can move second with victory over Burnley today.