Arsenal’s striker Danny Welbeck has been praised and at the same time backed to get more goals for the club. This is coming from former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. Both players were teammates at Manchester United just last season, following Danny Welbeck’s hat-trick in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Galatasaray in the Champions League, Rio Ferdinand now at Queen Park Rangers backed Danny Welbeck to get better.
“Missed the football last night. . .Welbeck hat-trick just winded me! Trust me he will keep getting better.” Said Ferdinand
The 23 year old English international initially split opinions when he left Old Trafford on transfer deadline day. While some Arsenal fans were not convinced about his abilities, when compared to the several strikers with more proven pedigree that were linked to the club in the last couple of seasons, but others adopted some wait and see outlook to see how he would come good. He is gradually coming good with is four goals in five matches for Arsenal.
Rio Ferdinand has continually waxed lyrical about his English compatriot, and he was at the forefront of pointing out the player’s ability when he was sold in September. He has now repeated the same line that the 23 year old would only improve more than he is now. And there is an element of fact in his assertion. For starters, he is just a month old as an Arsenal player, and he took him another ten days from September 1 before he could train with his teammates, which means technically he has not had up to a month of training time with other Arsenal players.
He already showed that he has a burgeoning understanding building up between him and Mesut Ozil by their display against Aston Villa two weeks ago, while he still has to build a telepathic understanding with other Arsenal players especially other midfielders, something he alluded to:
“I’m looking to build an understanding with the players and getting to know them better, it’s good to play with this calibre of midfielders, they are only going to create chances.”
With time, he would build more understanding with the players behind him, and with his ability to move around with his pace, he is bound to get on the end of the passes from midfield.
It would be sight to behold and a prospect to keep waiting for by the time he becomes fully in tune with other Arsenal players, at that time Rio Ferdinand’s words would have fully taken flight.