A month ago I made a post which doubted whether Danny would return this season, I sincerely thought that Wenger would once again say there had been a set back in his rehabilitation and he would be out for another couple of months. Well I was wrong, he returned against Leicester, played 10 minutes and scored the winning goal.
Should we get excited? Was a ten minute cameo enough to assess whether he is ready to compete for a full 90 minutes? Should the French Poof be concerned about his place in the side?
I still have a few questions about Welbys’ ability to stay injury free, he suffered a serious knee injury in April after a very good start, notably a hat trick against Galatasary and the winning goal against his former club in the FA Cup.
For me he would be our first choice CF if he can stay off the treatment table. In my eyes he is a step up from Giroud and Walcott. An all round typical striker with similar attributes to Giroud but with a smattering of Theos’ pace. He also knows where the goal is, which will be vital in the run in to the title.
Furthermore, after his time out injured he comes back fresh and raring to go, something that seriously has to be considered when Wenger pick the team.
He’ll probably get 70 minutes against Hull on Saturday to prove his level of fitness and to assess his goal scoring potential. If he is picked and does well, the Horny Frenchman and the ‘Nice guy’ Englishman will undoubtedly be concerned for their places in the starting eleven. That will only be a good thing, to have three strikers fighting for a place will add an edge to their game.
I can only see good coming from Dannys’ return, competition for places and an eagerness from the three of them to show what they can do.
So will Danny boy be our hero and take us over the line in first place with a hat-full of goals? A resounding yes from me…… he has the ability. We just need to keep him away from the treatment room.
Who watching the game last Sunday didn’t go berserk when this went in:
Let’s hope he gives us more of those moments over the next few months, I would be a very happy Gooner if he does.