Friday, June 16, 2017

Welbeck liked Ox-Chamberlain as a central midfielder

According to LiveScore, the Ox-Chamberlain has been used in a variety of roles in his six seasons with the Gunners, including at wing-back last season, but Welbeck fancied him as a central midfielder.

"I feel like he's got the ability. I like it when he gets the ball in central mid, he knows that I can run in behind and he can play the ball over the top.

"He's got that in his locker and that's something that if we're in training, we look forward to doing… if he stands somebody up in the centre of midfield and goes past them, they're not getting the ball back.

"He's so powerful and quick with the ball. He's got an eye for a pass too, so it's centre of midfield for me."

The 23-year-old came second in the club's Player of the Season poll, despite once again failing to get more than two league goals in his 29 Premier League appearances.

"He's had some solid performances and it's something that doesn't really come as a surprise to me," Welbeck said.

"I've seen him over the years, I've seen what he can do and what he's capable of. I think now he's started to reap the rewards from it.

"He's putting in some solid performances and he knows that. But he knows in himself that that's got to be the standard, he has to be consistent with that, improve and get to the next level. I'm sure that's what Ox is focusing on doing."

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