Ian Wright reacts to Lineker's comments about Danny Welbeck

The former Arsenal striker says Danny Welbeck gives him 'all the confidence he needs,'

Ian Wright has leapt to the defence of Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Manchester United in a £16 million move on Deadline Day, was the subject of a doubtful query from Gary Lineker on Twitter.

Lineker was not so much criticising the England man as questioning Arsene Wenger's faith in Welbeck based on his most recent press conference.

Wenger gave a typically cloudy answer when asked about the deal to bring the striker to north London and Lineker felt it was hardly the greatest show of confidence in his ability.

But Wright has backed Welbeck to succeed at the Emirates Stadium - and says his second finish for England against Switzerland gives him all the confidence he needs.

Welbeck scored twice for the Three Lions earlier this week, as Roy Hodgson's side beat Switzerland 2-0 to get their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign off to the best possible start.

Now the 23-year-old will be expected to produce the goods for his new club, starting against Manchester City on Saturday.

Welbeck has begun training with the Gunners and looks as though he is fitting right into his new environment.

Producing on the field is a different story, of course, but Wright, for one, seems uber-confident that that is exactly what the former Manchester United striker will do.

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