Danny Welbeck has revealed that moving from Manchester United to Arsenal has made him a better player in spite of recent criticism about him failing to deliver on the pitch.

The England international, who moved to the Emirates at the beginning of the season, has failed to hit the ground running at Arsenal, scoring only seven goals in all competitions which include a hat-trick against Galatasary in the group stages of the Champions League.

Olivier Giroud's form in front of goal has shoved him to the flanks from where he has found it difficult to affect the game but has contributed to strengthening the defence by tracking back and looking after the full back.

His piece of skill against Tottenham where he skinned Danny Rose to create Ozil's goal are a few instances where he has used his pace and perseverance to help his side, but the moments are few and far between for the supporters' liking.

However, Arsene Wenger has put his weight behind the striker and insists that he is an important part of the squad, in spite of having not made the starting line-up in the games against Everton and QPR.

"I think it's gone okay. I wish to do a lot more, definitely will do and it's something I want to build on and keep progressing," Welbeck said on his first season at Arsenal.

"But I feel like I've improved. It's different going from one team to another, settling in and once you get past that stage you want to keep pushing on and get a second to none understanding with team mates on the pitch. Once you build that relationship on the pitch, things will only get better.

"There's so many good players at Arsenal. Obviously training every single day, you get to know them better. You get to know what they like to do, what side they like to go on, where to play passes through and so on.

"I play football, I can play across the front three positions, depending on who is available, what formation, coming up against different opponents. The manager is going to select who he thinks is best for the game.

"The last few weeks we've not spoken about different positions. Once I get out onto the pitch I will just give it 100 per cent," he added.