Emile Heskey: People don't realise how good Danny Welbeck is

Arsenal's acquisition of Danny Welbeck is an "exciting" one, according to former England international striker Emile Heskey. Here's why…

Young England star Danny Welbeck's transfer from Manchester United to Arsenal has been given the stamp of approval by former international-level striker Emile Heskey.

The former Leicester City and Liverpool striker believes Welbeck has three key traits in his individual game that will blend seamlessly into the style of play that Arsene Wenger likes to utilise at the Emirates Stadium.

"He has got the ability to do well [at Arsenal]," said Heskey earlier this morning, Friday, to talkSPORT. "I think their style of play will suit him. People don’t realise how good he is.

"His on the ball [ability], his movement and his pace, those three things will help you, especially in an Arsenal team."

Welbeck joined the Gunners on deadline day earlier this week, Monday, in a £16 million transfer and signed a four year contract in North London, with a view to a fifth year towards the end of the deal.

Currently on international duty with the England squad who gear toward their opening qualifying match for the 2016 European Championships against Switzerland on Monday, September 8, Welbeck will not link-up with all his new club-level team-mates until next week, but will likely make his debut on Saturday, September 13 against Manchester City due to the long-term injury sustained by Olivier Giroud.

“He seems like a player who actually listens to what his manager wants," continued Heskey. "He will be exciting for Arsenal. He will get a bit of a run and then you will see the best of him.

"There is no reason why he can’t do well at Arsenal."

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