Expect these three regurgitated statements if Danny Welbeck scores for Arsenal v Manchester United

Danny Welbeck

What one should expect to hear should Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck find the target against Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday…

Danny Welbeck is expected to play his first competitive game against Manchester United on Saturday.

The England international striker is likely to line up for Arsenal for the Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Welbeck was offloaded by United in the summer transfer window, with Arsenal paying a reported transfer fee of £16 million.

The 23-year-old will have a point to prove against his former club and will be determined to score at the Emirates.

And what if he does? What can we expect the commentators and the pundits to say?

Danny Welbeck is the new Thierry Henry

Welbeck is a good striker, maybe a very good striker, but he is not world class and will never be.

The England international is 23 years of age and was left go by Manchester United - that tells the entire story. He just isn’t talented enough, although his hard work and commitment cannot be disputed at all.

Yet there are many who continue to claim that Welbeck is the ‘New Thierry Henry’. Why? Because Wenger decided to play the Frenchman centrally when he signed him from Juventus and he could do the same with the 23-year-old?

Lest anyone forgets, Henry was already a World Cup winner when he made the move to Arsenal.

However, if Welbeck scores against United and if it turns out to be the winning goal - especially if it turns out to be the winning goal - then all those who claim him to be the ‘New Henry’ will have a feast.

Manchester United should not have let Danny Welbeck go

Welbeck rose through United’s academy and was part of the first team for a number of years, but he was sold to Arsenal in the summer for a reported £16m transfer fee.

Many former United players and pundits have claimed that the Red Devils’ decision was wrong, but what other options did they have?

If Welbeck really was that special, would Sir Alex Ferguson have signed Robin van Persie from Arsenal in the summer of 2012?

In Radamel Falcao, United signed a better, more all-rounded, deadlier, more lethal and established striker, who when fit, is arguably the best in the business - yes, better than Diego Costa, who, if anyone forgot, came to the fore less than two years ago.

It was inevitable

It is quite common for players to score against their former clubs, but is it inevitable? Can one guarantee that they will score?

No, so why state that it is inevitable? If Welbeck scores against United, then commentators would be making that statement over and over again.

Talk about speaking in cliches…

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