Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette's addition to the Arsenal squad has made it increasingly difficult for Danny Welbeck to get regular minutes. However, the England international has decided to look at the silver lining and is working on making himself better.
Lacazette and Aubameyang are the two obvious number 9s for Arsenal, but Welbeck is just relishing the competition.
Marcus Rashford gets unfavourably and unfairly compared with Danny Welbeck but his two goals at the weekend mean he has scored more for United in two years than Welbeck managed in nearly six. #mufc— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) March 12, 2018
"It's competition and I embrace it," Welbeck said, as quoted by Goal.
"Ever since I was a young kid, I've been playing for an academy with scouts all over the world that are looking for top players to come in.
"That competitive edge gives you extra motivation."
Welbeck's form has also been a point of concern, as the England international hasn't managed to find the back of the net since January. He's also been struggling with niggling injuries, which have most certainly hindered his growth, but the player wants to focus on starting afresh.
Welbeck on Arsenal's strikers: "It's competition and I embrace it. Ever since I was a young kid, I've been playing for an academy with scouts all over the world that are looking for top players to come in." pic.twitter.com/8vFBgp4a9D— afcstuff (@afcstuff) March 13, 2018
"Obviously the injuries have derailed me in the past, but it’s gone now and there’s nothing I can do about it," added Welbeck.
"My mindset’s just focused on looking forward, bettering myself, getting on the pitch, on the training pitch, doing what I can do to improve myself.
Heading into the business end of the season, Arsenal do need some positive reinforcement. They have got a great result against Milan in the Europa League, and are focusing all their attention on bringing the trophy home.