After arriving at Vicarage Road in the summer window, Danny Welbeck’s first goal for Watford in his side’s 2-1 victory over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup could provide the platform for the former England international to excel for the Hornets.
The 28-year-old was unable to find the form that had attracted the interest of Arsene Wenger and the Gunners, and consequently he was let go upon the expiration of his contract.
Watford’s decision to sign Welbeck given his well-documented injury problems could have been seen as an unwise move, especially given the striker’s inflated salary demands, yet his first goal of the 2019/20 campaign could prove to be the catalyst in achieving a successful goalscoring campaign.
With the ongoing absence of Watford captain Troy Deeney, there is an opportunity in the Hornet’s frontline for a forward to seize an opportunity of sustained minutes in the first XI. Welbeck’s extensive Premier League experience, having scored 42 goals in 208 appearances, means that despite his injury issues, he is a player who is well-versed in the demands of the English top-flight.
Watford manager Quique Sánchez Flores will be hoping that this could kickstart Welbeck’s Watford career, and similarly, the player will be adamant on proving a point that he does still belong in the realms of the Premier League.