Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes that Chelsea centre-back duo John Terry and Gary Cahill will have a tough time against Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck this weekend.
Welbeck scored a hat-trick in the Gunners’ 4-1 Champions League win against Galatasaray on Wednesday, prompting Neville to claim that the English striker has the potential to be as good as Thierry Henry.
Arsenal face Chelsea in a crunch match this weekend and the former United defender is backing Arsene Wenger to get the best out of the in-form Danny Welbeck at Stamford Bridge.
“Remember what Arsene Wenger did when Thierry Henry came to Arsenal,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“I played against him as a 17-year-old at Monaco and he was very raw as a left-winger. His control was poor and he wasn’t a goalscorer in those early years.
“When he went to Arsenal it just took off for him and if Arsene Wenger can work with Danny Welbeck in the same way as he did with Thierry Henry he will get an absolute bagful of goals if he is consistently playing.”
“The biggest thing is that his centre-forward play outside the box is sensational – his work-rate, and his touch – but it’s about his consistency of finishing. I think that will come from confidence and belief.
“Outside the box he is unplayable at times, he’s a nightmare. He plays against John Terry and Gary Cahill on Sunday and they will not want to play against him. He’s quick, he’s strong and just the last bit has got to be delivered more consistently.
“If he can get goals more consistently to his game you’ve got a real top-class centre-forward there.”
Welbeck is only third ever Arsenal player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League.
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