Danny Welbeck is in the form of his life at the minute, but that is not to say the ex-Manchester United man will be starting for England this summer.
Dat Guy has displaced the beautiful Olivier Giroud in the Gunners XI, but he’s yet to reach the brilliance of his North London rival, Hazza K. Welbz rounded the keeper beautifully to put Arsenal in the lead at Goodison, yet it would be some mammoth injustice if he starts for England in France this summer.
Danny Welbeck has scored 3 goals in just 5 Premier League appearances this season.
37.5% chance conversion rate. pic.twitter.com/vph6l1iv1o
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 19, 2016
That conversion rate is nice and all, although the Manchester United reject doesn’t exactly warrant an England starting role just yet. His England goal scoring record is admirable, bullying the sort of international opposition that would struggle against the ex-Stoke City players who are being wheeled out for Andy Wilkinson’s testimonial.
Fully fit England squad and the XI is:
Clyne – Stones – Cahill – Bertrand
Henderson – Dier – Wilshere
Vardy – Kane – Welbeck.
— 2017 our year tbh (@_The12thMan) March 17, 2016
Unfortunately, the revised XI isn’t quite enough. Welbeck still makes it in and the heroic Dele Alli doesn’t, the sheer immorality is crippling.
Welbeck’s game has looked a marked increase on Olivier Giroud’s lumbering turns and titanic acceleration, yet its not like scoring goals in this Arsenal side is the great challenge. Imagine the mouth watering prospect of Harry Kane linking up with these Arsenal midfielders, it’d be a massacre.
I’d dare say that shooting yourself is a step too far, mind.
Some guy just said Welbeck for the England…please shoot yourself
— Jack Sewell (@Jack_Sewell) March 19, 2016
Dat Guy is adored by the Gunners’ faithful for his tireless running and for being better than Olivier Giroud, alhough that doesn’t give him a divine right to start at the Euros.
If a fit Jamie Vardy or Harry Kane are left out for Welbeck, there has been some sort of failure in judgement from Hodgson that would be akin to picking Kevin Nolan as a sweeper keeper.