Arsenal star praises new summer signing as better finisher than Giroud

Arsenal ace Santi Cazorla has praised new summer signing Danny Welbeck as a better finisher when compared to injured striker Olivier Giroud, Daily Star reports.

Welbeck was a deadline signing by the Gunners due to the long-term absence of Giroud after the Frenchman suffered an ankle fracture in their 2-2 draw against Everton back in August.

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And despite only scoring one goal in four games for the London club, team-mate Santi Cazorla claims that the Englishman will be banging in goals with ease in the near future.

“He is a very different player to the ones we have had before at Arsenal,” he said.

“He is a clinical finisher, quick and always ­looking for space. Olivier Giroud is a different kind of striker. He is good at heading and is strong, but Welbeck, perhaps, is ­providing something new to the team.

“We will make the most of having him as it is a big advantage to this side.”

The 23-year-old was often criticized during his time with Man United for his rather low goal to game ratio, however Welbeck was often deployed in a wider role compared to the more central position he now occupies at the Emirates.

The Gunners’ next game is a Champions League clash against Galatasary at the Emirate Stadium on Tuesday.

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