In the summer, the focus at Arsenal was on two strikers. While Alexandre Lacazette made his way to the club from Lyon in a bumper deal worth over £45 million, questions over Alexis Sanchez’s future persisted. Those questions have continued since the start of the campaign with the Chilean on the fringes of the squad as Lacazette started his Arsenal career with two goals in his opening four league games.
While the tale of two forwards was being played out, Danny Welbeck went quietly about his business, getting on with the job of scoring important goals. With three strikes in those same four games, the England international is the club’s leading scorer and is in good touch ahead of Arsenal’s European campaign.