Arsenal manager Unai Emery has dropped a hint over the club’s starting XI when they take on Watford on Saturday. The Gunners will come into the match at the back of a 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup.
Danny Welbeck gave Arsenal an early lead before doubling it in the 37th minute. Brentford found some hope after Alan Judge scored in the 58th minute. However, substitute Alexandre Lacazette added a third for Arsenal during stoppage time.
Danny Welbeck stole the limelight with his brace which puts him in contention for a place in the starting XI. However, Emery gave the hint that Welbeck might not start the match against Watford.
Emery said, “Each match is very important for the players, they can show us and show every supporter and every person their performance. Tonight, it’s a good performance from every player and also Danny Welbeck, he worked with two goals, helping us. And for Saturday, he’s also another player that I can try, to help the first XI because he’s doing very well, with a big commitment.
But also, I want the first XI with the performance and I want other players [on the bench], when I am looking back I want to see good players looking forward to help the game for us. He [Welbeck] 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.”
Welbeck last started a Premier League match for Arsenal in April against West Ham. He has scored a total of four goals in 6 appearances for the Gunners this season. Hence, it will be really interesting to see when he starts a Premier League match for Arsenal.