Welbeck could dislodge Aubameyang & Lacazette vs Watford, says Emery

A succession of injury problems in defence in recent weeks has seen Rob Holding thrust into action for Arsenal, having struggled for regular game time earlier in the season, and Unai Emery has challenged the young centre back to compete for a regular place in his team.

Alexandre Lacazette ended any hopes of a comeback for the visitor, making it 3-1 to Arsenal in the final minute of stoppage time after showing great physical strength to get past two defenders in air and tucking home the third goal.

Welbeck scored twice at the Emirates, before a 58-minute free kick from Alan Judge reduced the tally. "And for Saturday, he's also another player that I can try, to help the first XI because he's doing very well, with a big commitment".

"Danny Welbeck gives us his commitment every day".

"I think he is helping the team and we want this".

Danny Welbeck opened the scoring for the Gunners in the fifth minute with a header inside the box following a quick and clever shot-corner.

"Also, it's more chances for us to find the first XI for the next matches with performances like today's".

Welbeck's contract expires at the end of the current season and, although Emery is no longer directly involved in negotiations with players, he is keen to keep the 27-year-old.

But after failing to break into the first team, making just one appearance for the Gunners senior side in the Premier League - as a sub against Manchester United - he chose to leave to further his career.

"The performance and the commitment of the player is very high and also Danny Welbeck's situation is one thing for the club and for them".