Ian Wright says he’s so pleased for former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck after his weekend goal for Brighton.

BBC pundit Wright said Welbeck was in danger of being written off after being released by Arsenal in June 2019.

On the Wrighty’s House Podcast (36 mins), Wright said he’s happy for Welbeck and that the opening goal in that 2-1 weekend win over Aston Villa was a huge moment for the England international.

He went into detail about why it didn’t work out for Welbeck at the Emirates Stadium, as well.

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“Watching that goal, I was so happy,” said Wright. “Welbeck has injuries, which brings a disrespect and a ridicule. At Arsenal, he ran through similar to the goal he scored and hit the inside of the post.

“He did the same thing vs Real Madrid but Casillas stopped him. He’s kind of been written off once he left Arsenal. When I see him get that chance, I was more nervous than him! This is a seminal moment, seminal.


“He had four or five beautiful touches. My heart was beaming, beaming. I hope he can stay fit and find a home now. He’s only 30, he’s still got it.”

Welbeck was once a mainstay in the England team, but injuries have stunted his progress.

As Wright says, he’s still got a lot to give and at the age of 30, he shouldn’t be written off at all.

He went to the World Cup in 2018 and will likely feel he’s got unfinished business in the Premier League.

Welbeck needs to find a spell of form and fitness, and two goals in his last three games is good way to start.

Arsenal felt it best to let him go, but he is now on the goal trail while their current frontmen are struggling to find the back of the net.

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