Welbeck: What I'm really looking forward to next season

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Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has explained that he's aware he needs to improve and progress next season with the Gunners.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been quoted by the Daily Mail stating that he’s looking forward to stepping up another level at the club next season.

Welbeck had a mixed first season with the Gunners following a big money move from Manchester United last summer.

However, it’s encouraging that he’s looking forward and seems determined to improve on the eight goals and three assists he secured for the club across all competitions.

“I know I definitely have more levels to go, and I am really looking forwards to doing that next season,” he said.

“It takes a while (to settle), sure, London is a much bigger city than Manchester, but it is easy though. I had quite a few boys from England here and they helped me settle in pretty well.”

It’s difficult for Welbeck because he’s got to raise his game and prove to Arsene Wenger why he’s a better option up front than the other options for the club.

Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez both played well from attacking positions last season and Theo Walcott showed what he could do towards the end of the campaign, leading into the FA Cup final.

Welbeck’s first task will be to get himself fit and ready for the new campaign, with a spring in his step in any pre-season game time he’s given by the manager.

One way he can get himself ahead of the other options before the first Premier League game of the season is to be that little bit sharper off the mark in training.

Welbeck will also be better off for having played with this Arsenal squad for a season, which will give him a better idea over how he needs to adapt moving forward as he looks to go up a few levels.

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