Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has fired back at Watford captain Troy Deeney after he questioned his continued inclusion in the Three Lions of England squad under manager Gareth Southgate.
Deeney was speaking about his chances of getting an invitation to the England senior national team setup when he mentioned Danny Welbeck and his inclusion despite a lack of Premier League game time at Arsenal.
Welbeck was part of the recent England squad for games against Spain and Switzerland earlier this month.
The former Manchester United forward has failed to start a Premier League game for the Gunners in the new season but still managed to score during the 3-1 London Derby win over West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium.
In addition, Danny Welbeck has also scored three times in both the Europa League and Carabao Cup this season.
He was on target during Arsenal’s 4-2 victory over Ukrainian club Vorskla Poltava in their UEFA Europa League (UEL) group stage opener before netting twice in the London Derby win over English Championship side Brentford in what was a Carabao Cup 3rd round clash played at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.
His brace propelled the Gunners to a 3-1 victory and a place in the last 16.
While speaking after the game, Welbeck revealed that his inclusion in the England squad is dependent on manager Gareth Southgate and that only the former Middlesbrough manager is saddled with the responsibility of inviting players to the Three Lions setup.