This Gunners star's finishing must improve, says Arsenal legend

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George Graham is the latest to have his say on Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck

Former Arsenal player and manager George Graham doesn't believe Danny Welbeck will become great at Arsenal until he improves his finishing in front of goal.

In an interview with talkSPORT Graham, who played for the Gunners between 1966-72 and then managed them between 1986-95, praised the former Manchester United man for his energy and attitude, but insisted his ability to score goals needs to get better.

Graham said: “Welbeck is a very willing boy. He works his socks off for the team and has got a good attitude.

“He’s got to improve his finishing a lot though. At Arsenal he will get chances, so we’ll see how good a finisher he is.”

The 23-year-old opened his scoring account for Arsene Wenger's side in the 3-0 win against Aston Villa at the weekend, but has oft been criticised for his lack of composure in front of goal.

Despite being in and around the first-team for former club United for the past five and a bit seasons Welbeck only managed 20 Premier League goals in 90 appearances.

And it was his lack of goals that led United manager Louis van Gaal to allow him to join league rivals Arsenal for £16 million on deadline day.

One of the pluses with Welbeck though is that he has age on his side and with him likely to be the main striker at Arsenal for some years to come, he definitely has enough time to prove that he can score shed loads of goals for the Gunners.

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