New Arsenal striker backed to become top-class goalscorer.
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has received some rousing support from Newcastle United and England legend Alan Shearer, BBC Sport reports.
The all-time leading goalscorer in Premier League history, now a pundit for BBC’s Match of the Day, admits that it took him some time to find his feet as a prolific scorer, and has backed Welbeck to do the same.
Having moved from Manchester United to Arsenal in a £16m deal on deadline day, the 23-year-old continues to divide critics due to a less than impressive goalscoring record during his time at Old Trafford.
However, Shearer has confidence that Welbeck can become the kind of player who can reach 20-25 goals a season for his new club.
“I’ve heard people say he is never going to be a 20 or 25-goals-a-season striker. I disagree,” Shearer said.
“It is not until you feel like the main man or part of a team that the confidence comes out. Once Welbeck gets in that Arsenal team and gets three or four goals, he can go on and get a load of goals.”