Former Manchester City and Everton defender Andy Hinchcliffe suggested on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ last Friday morning (February 19, 11:00am) that Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck could spoil Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of winning the Premier League title this season.
Hinchcliffe has backed Tottenham to clinch the league title this campaign, but he believes that Welbeck could prove to be a decisive player.
“Well, I have been thinking about this for the last month, Tottenham,” said the former Wednesday defender when asked who will win the league title and why.
“The best side I have seen this season, young, hungry, organised, just a very good football team, would be a great story, but I just do worry with Arsenal with the squad they have and the return of Danny Welbeck.
“If you are talking about teams, I don’t see Leicester, Spurs or Arsenal shooting themselves in the foot and getting it wrong and doing what’s wrong.
“But the addition of Welbeck, if he stays fit between now and the end of the season, the impact he could have, he could be the striker that sends the title to the Emirates.”
Welbeck made a stunning return from injury on February 14, as he scored a late goal against Leicester which won Arsenal the Premier League encounter at the Emirates Stadium in North London.
The England international is a decent player, and his return to full fitness will be a boost to Arsenal.
The 25-year-old, though, is not a prolific striker, and it remains to be seen how many matches he plays between now and the end of the season.
It will not be easy for the former Manchester United man to break into the starting lineup, but he will be keen on contributing to the team from the substitutes’ bench.