Arsenal Legend Points Out The Weaknesses On Ex-Manchester United Forward

Martin Keown, the former Arsenal defender has spoken about ex-Manchester United foward Danny Welbeck. Keown believes that Welbeck’s biggest weakness is his movement off the ball, according to the Daily mail. The ex-Arsenal defender, praised the 24-year-old’s work-rate, however felt the England international striker is not ready to be a central striker.

Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck

Keown feels Welbeck has a lot to learn in terms of his running and how he attacks opposition defences, to move inward from his current role out wide. In an interview he told the Daily Mail website,

“I think Danny Welbeck still needs a lot of work to play as the central striker.”

“He can play centre forward but the work that needs to be done with him is his movement off the ball. His willingness to work for the team stands out. That’s been done at detriment to his knowledge of where to run to affect the opposition.”

“If I see a centre forward running back deep into their own half, they’re 50 yards from my goal and I’m happy. But, if the opposition centre forward is trying to push me back and play on my shoulder, I’m a bit concerned.”

Keown’s words would surely be welcomed by Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, who insisted the 24-year-old was not a better striker than Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie or Radamel Falcao.

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