Jamie Redknapp explains why Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck has ‘surprised’ him

Danny Welbeck

Former Tottenham and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp compares Danny Welbeck’s England record to his stats for Arsenal.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has admitted that he is “surprised” at Danny Welbeck’s record for England.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Tuesday before England’s friendly international against Scotland at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Redknapp said: “Danny Welbeck has surprised me at international level because he seemed to struggle for goals at Manchester United; he never looked prolific.

“Even at Arsenal you feel that he needs a lot of chances to score, but for England, it seems to come off every part of his body, and that is it what you are looking for. You need that luck sometimes.”

Welbeck failed to score in England’s 3-1 win against Scotland, but his record for the Three Lions is indeed very encouraging. The 23-year-old has scored 13 goals in 32 appearances for the 1966 World Cup winners.

The Englishman failed to make heads turn during his time at Old Trafford, although he was often deployed out of position on the wide.

At Arsenal, Welbeck has been the main striker, but he has not exactly been prolific, scoring just twice in eight Premier League appearances and thrice in four Champions League matches.

Perhaps the injury to Liverpool striker Danny Sturridge has helped Welbeck’s cause for England…

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