Welbeck determined

LONDON. — Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is determined to rediscover his best form to make an impact after admitting he is struggling for match sharpness.

Welbeck impressed in the North London derby on Saturday but claims he is finding it “difficult” after his ten month injury nightmare.

The Arsenal striker underwent knee surgery last year and only returned to first team action last month.

Welbeck said: “Yes, it is difficult being out for so long and coming straight back in to the team.

“With the intensity (at Tottenham) I found it quite difficult but I try and give my best every single game and see how it goes.

“No (I don’t feel sharp yet), it is going to take a while I think. I don’t feel as sharp as I did before my operation and I don’t know how long it will take but I’m getting fitter and stronger each week.

“It is obviously difficult watching from the sidelines and being at home and not being able to play your part on the pitch.

“You try and do as much as you can off of it, work as hard as you can so once yo do come back you are ready and you get your opportunity on the pitch and to play your part on for the team.” Welbeck has already made an impact, scoring the dramatic late winner against Leicester.

But Welbeck, who played in his preferred central role at Tottenham, has already forgotten the Leicester goal as he looks to help Arsenal chase the title while they also face an FA Cup replay at Hull tonight. — The Mirror

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