32 Touches, 0 Shots on target: Arsenal star Danny Welbeck invisible in Champions League loss

Danny Welbeck England Euro 2012 closeup

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck was particularly disappointing in the loss to Monaco.

Danny Welbeck: By The Numbers: Arsenal 1-3 Monaco: 20150225


Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck was ineffective as the Gunners slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Monaco in the Champions League.

He was not the only Arsenal player to under perform by any stretch, but his display re-emphasised that playing him out of position is not the way to get the best out of him.

With Olivier Giroud up front, Welbeck was shoved out wide once again, as he was in the 2-1 loss to Tottenham.

The England international played all 90 minutes, but touched the ball only 32 times, compared with Mesut Ozil who managed 81 touches and Santi Cazorla's 96.

Welbeck did not land a single shot on target, nor did he create a single chance. Famed for his hard work in attack he didn't make a single tackle or interception either.

Season so far GoalsAssistsKey PassesAppearances
Danny Welbeck 7 2 30 23

After a bright start to his Arsenal career which included a hat-trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League, Welbeck has only added four more goals to his total since joining the Gunners.

Seven goals in 23 games is not a good return, and he is unlikely to add to it playing out wide. He certainly did not look like it against Monaco.

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