Danny Welbeck talks about playing for England
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has spoken about the feeling of wearing the England shirt as he recuperates from his latest injury.
Welbeck has struggled with multiple knee injuries during his three-year spell at Arsenal, and this has cost him valuable gametime for both club and country.
Speaking on Dugout.com, Welbeck revealed his passion at wearing the national team shirt, he said: "Once you put on the England shirt…it’s a special moment for you. Obviously, at such a young age all you really think about is playing football with your mates and stuff like that and then (with England) it’s a special and proud moment and something that you’ll never forget. So every time you pull on that shirt you know what that feeling is and you just want to do the best for yourself and everyone around you that’s close and for the whole country."
Welbeck has managed just 39 goals in over 170 games in the Premier League, but his international record has been far better with 15 strikes in just 36 outings. The former Manchester United graduate sustained a groin injury during the goalless draw at Stamford Bridge earlier last month, but he is likely to return in time for the face against Watford on October 14.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will also have Mesut Ozil to rely upon following his minor knee injury last month, and this potentially brings some selection headaches with Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez also impressing in the attacking positions.
Welbeck has received plenty of hype over the course of his Premier League career, and he appears to have improved on his finishing this season with three goals in just five appearances for the Gunners. The 26-year-old has also found the scoresheet for England from the substitutes' bench, and he will hope to maintain his form through the campaign to make the 2018 World Cup squad.