'Manchester United miss Welbeck, but he suits Arsenal better' - Former teammate Paul Scholes

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Paul Scholes says Manchester United miss Danny Welbeck, who will line up against them for Arsenal this weekend.

Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck will take on his former club this weekend for the first time.

In recent years Robin van Persie has made his former side Arsenal pay when they have met, and United will have to be wary of the striker they sold for just £16 million.

Welbeck's former teammate Paul Scholes believes Welbeck is better set to flourish at Arsenal, and it is United who are losing out. 

He told The Evening Standard: "He seems more suited, temperamentally, to the tiki-taka passing game that Arsenal like to play around the edge of their opponents’ area. I think they could use his pace and power more.

"In terms of United, they miss the energy that Danny once gave them in attack. My view has not changed: he should not have been sold and recently I have felt that United have looked a bit pedestrian going forward."

  TeamSeasonGoals / Game Assists / GameKey Passes / GameAppearances
Danny Welbeck Arsenal 2014-2015 0.2 0.2 1.6 10
Danny Welbeck Man Utd 2013-2014 0.36 0.04 0.52 25

This season Welbeck's goals per game return in the Premier League is still at a lower rate than it was at United last year, so the clash against United is the perfect time for him to put that right.

United decided to sell him was heavily influenced by their choice to sign Radamel Falcao on loan, but this is so far backfiring on the Red Devils.

Falcao has netted just the once and will miss the Gunners clash with a calf injury as he has done with their last three games.

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