Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Welbeck Will Have a Key Role to Play for Gunners - Wenger

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Welbeck Will Have a Key Role to Play for Gunners - Wenger

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ENGLAND forward Danny Welbeck is set for a "great future" at Arsenal, but manager Arsene Wenger warned all his players their first duty is to serve the club - whether that is on the pitch or on the bench.

Welbeck joined the Gunners on transfer deadline day from Manchester United, where he had become frustrated at a lack of opportunities in his preferred central striker role.

Since the return to fitness and form of Olivier Giroud, who spent four months out with a broken leg, the 24-year-old has found himself deployed on the flank of a front three along with Alexis Sanchez, rather than down the middle.

Welbeck was a late substitute for both of the previous two Premier League matches, but could face his former club in Monday night's FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford. Wenger is convinced Welbeck, who has seven Arsenal goals, can play a big part in the future of the team, but like everyone else has to earn their place in the starting XI.

"Danny Welbeck puts big team effort in, he plays very well for me and is an exceptional player who will have a great future here," said Wenger, who confirmed centre-back Gabriel Paulista was set for "two to three weeks" out with a hamstring injury suffered in the midweek Premier League win over QPR at Loftus Road. …

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