Welbeck reveals what would make Arsenal feel more like home

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck says finding a house to buy will make London feel more like home.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has revealed in the London Evening Standard what he feels will help him to feel more settled at the club.

Welbeck has had a decent first season as a player under Arsene Wenger, scoring eight goals in all competitions, which he will be looking to significantly build on next season.

“When I’m not renting anymore and I eventually buy a place it will be more like home,” he said.

“I’m getting used to London now and it is very different to Manchester. I’ve grown up in Manchester so I more or less know everyone around the city and in London it is just you and your friends in a small part.”

Welbeck has shown glimpses this season of why the club invested in him last summer and his challenge is to force his way ahead of Olivier Giroud in the pecking order.

He’s as quick as anyone else at the club, but needs to score more consistently to show the manager why he’s a better option than the Frenchman through the middle of the frontline.

Welbeck is also versatile and can play down either side, but he’s a player who is at his very best when he’s settled and confident.

Hopefully, he can adjust further over the summer and then hit the ground running for the Gunners next season.

He’s got everything needed to cash in when Arsenal play quick paced, pass and possession dominated football. He just needs that little bump in terms of confidence and feeling comfortable and if that comes in the form of a new home, it’s something the club should go out of their way to help him sort out.

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