Stat: Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck scores one shot in ten attempts

Danny Welbeck

The England international may be scoring at will for his country, but his club stats are less than impressive.

Danny Welbeck has proven himself as an important player for England, scoring on Friday night against Lithuania to top the Euro 2016 qualifying charts with six strikes so far.

However, a report in The Guardian shows that Arsenal fans should be concerned by the attacker’s lack of clinical finishing in front of goal in the Premier League.

The former Manchester United forward has scored one of every 9.76 shots at goal this season - the third worst ratio in the Premier League this season.

Only Bafetimbi Gomis and Connor Wickham have been more wasteful in front of goal than Welbeck this season.

The stat gives a clear indication of why Louis van Gaal was willing to allow the homegrown star leave Manchester United, with Welbeck never proving himself as a regular goalscorer for the Old Trafford outfit.

Although Arsene Wenger has largely played the English star in a wide role this season and has Olivier Giroud as the team’s lone striker and on form, the Gunners boss will surely hope Welbeck can become more clinical.

Four goals in 22 games this season is not overly convincing and it appears as such that the 24-year-old is still finding his shooting boots in North London.

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