Unai Emery says he’s very happy with Danny Welbeck after the striker bagged two goals in the 3-1 win over Brentford last night, but insisted his at Arsenal is down to the club.
The 27 year old is in the final year of his contract, and could leave on a free next summer if new terms are not agreed. It remains to be seen whether or not a contract is on offer to the former Manchester United man, but so far this season he’s shown he’s a very useful member of the squad when he stays fit.
He’s level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with four goals in all competitions, and adds depth and experience in the front three.
Speaking after the game, the Spaniard said, “There are three things when we are speaking about an individual. There’s the club, the player and the team, and my focus is the team.
I know they have last year of their contract with the team and they are working on speaking with the club, but for me, the focus is only on the performance in each match and every training.
“The performance and the commitment of the player is very high and also Danny Welbeck’s situation is one thing for the club and for them.”
As for Welbeck’s contribution, he highlighted the positives of having a competitive environment within the squad.
“I am very happy individually with the player,” he said. “He gave us his quality and also his commitment every day.
“Danny Welbeck is working with this commitment and when he is playing also with a performance like today, and I think he’s helping the team and we want this.
“Also, it’s more chances for us to find the first XI for the next matches with performances like today’s.”