Keown thinks Welbeck can become Arsenal’s number one striker

Danny Welbeck has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal, largely because of his injury woes.

The Gunners may have lost Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United in January, but they gained attack-minded players Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Alexandre Lacazette is also ahead of Welbeck at the North London club, but former defender Martin Keown believes that the England international has a chance of taking the top spot.

As it stands, Arsenal could be without Lacazette for six weeks due to a knee injury, while Aubameyang is ineligible to play in the Europa League due to his outings for Borussia Dortmund earlier in the season.

Keown thinks that the European competition presents the perfect opportunity for Welbeck to prove that he should be in Arsene Wenger’s consideration on a regular basis.

The former Arsenal man made the claims during his punditry stint for BT Sport.

Welbeck has made 22 appearances in all competitions this season, starting 12 and scoring five goals.