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Scholes: Welbeck Must Be Ruthless

Scholes: Welbeck Must Be Ruthless

–Scholes criticizes new Arsenal striker’s finishing

Paul Scholes says Danny Welbeck needs to develop a ruthless finishing streak like Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

The England international enjoyed a largely positive Arsenal debut as the 23-year-old’s runs caused Manchester City problems during a 2-2 draw at The Emirates.

However, Welbeck, who moved to Arsenal in a £16m deal from Manchester United last week, hit the cross after being presented with his only clear-cut chance of the clash in the 10th minute.

And former United midfielder Scholes cast doubt on whether Welbeck can develop into a prolific finisher like Red Devils legends Andy Cole and Ruud van Nistelrooy, or former Arsenal striker Wright.

“When the big chance comes he didn’t take it. I think it’s to do with ruthlessness,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“It’s the part of the game he needs to improve. He’s not a Ruud Van Nistelrooy he’s not an Andy Cole they would have put them away no doubt. He [Ian Wright] would have put that away.”

Welbeck scored nine goals in 25 Premier League appearances for United last season.

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