Welbeck: Arsenal’s attacking options give Wenger a ‘good headache’

The England international also says the Gunners are well prepared for their clash against Monaco as they eye a place in the Champions League quarter-finals


Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck says his side’s attacking options are giving manager Arsene Wenger “a good headache” ahead of their clash with Monaco.

The Gunners go into Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 tie in good form, having lost just once in their last nine games, and have moved into third place in the Premier League table.

Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud have been impressive in recent weeks, while the return to fitness of Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott has also boosted the Gunners.

Arsenal take on a Monaco side that topped Group C and Welbeck is impressed with the weapons Wenger has at his disposal.

“There’s a lot of attacking options which gives the manager a good headache to have,” he told reporters.

“Once everyone’s on the pitch we’re going to give 100 per cent and give the best for the team.

“That’s the most important thing – once you’re on the pitch you need to do your job properly. Whoever comes in will obviously do the same.”

Arsenal go into the tie as favourites to progess to the quarter-finals and Welbeck insists he and his team-mates have done their homework on Wednesday’s opponents.

“We know that it’s going to be a tough tie for us, it’s going to be played over two legs so we’re not just going to be focused on this one,” he explained.

“You know every single game means a lot and you have to try to get the best out of each match and get the win on the day.

“Going into the game we have prepared well, we have analysed their team and we are looking forward to it.”

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