Gary Neville: Welbeck Is Unplayable At Times, He Can Emulate Thierry Henry


Danny Welbeck scored a hat trick for Arsenal last night, and the nature of his finishes has seen him draw comparisons to Thierry Henry. SkySports pundit Gary Neville believes that Arsene Wenger can work with Welbeck in the same way he did with Henry.

Gary Neville told SkySports: “The main thing for Danny Welbeck is consistency

“He’s unplayable at times, Gary Cahill and John Terry won’t want to play against him on Sunday If he can add consistently these goals, you’ve got a real top class centre forward there.”

We agree Gary. Welbeck has a long way to go to becoming a world class striker, but it seems he has found a new lease of life at the Emirates. Consistently playing upfront is bringing out the best in him. The English forward could follow a similar route to Daniel Sturridge – playing mediocre on the wing for a big club, then moving to another big club, getting a chance upfront, and flourishing.

On whether his performance reminded him of Thierry Henry, Neville replied:

“People forget with Henry, at Monaco he played as a left winger, his control was poor, he wasn’t a goalscorer. Then at Arsenal he just exploded. If Arsene Wenger can work with Danny Welbeck in the same way he did with Thierry Henry, he’ll get an absolute bag full of goals”

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