Danny Welbeck
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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck believes that he can show his true form for the Gunners this season, if he is given a run of games in his desired position.

The England international prefers to play as a central striker, and believes that if given the opportunity, he can show all concerned his true capability as a striker.

"It is well known I prefer to play through the middle so when I get my opportunity I just want to show what I can do. Once I get into the box and am getting the chances, I have got faith in my ability," Welbeck said, as quoted by Goal.

The 23-year-old striker, who joined from United on transfer deadline day has hit back at critics regarding his goal scoring record. He claims that playing out of position for club and country deprived him of goal scoring chances, but is adamant that he can change opinion if given a chance to play in his desired position over a long run of games.

"Before, I wasn't getting into the box because I wasn't playing too much as a striker [for club or country], and I had to worry about my defensive work," Welbeck added.

"Listen, anyone can say what they want to say but I just know once I get the opportunity and a run of games up front, I will do my best. That's definitely what I need," the Englishman explained.

Moreover, Welbeck proved on the pitch that playing in his favoured No 9 position could yield goals after scoring both the goals in England's 2-0 victory over Switzerland during their Euro 2016 qualifying match.