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Hodgson delighted for Welbeck over Arsenal scoring form

England coach Roy Hodgson is delighted with the way Danny Welbeck has kicked off his career with Arsenal.

Hodgson revealed his delight at the form of Welbeck leading up to England's two European Championship qualifiers.

The 23-year-old scored his first professional hat-trick for Arsenal against Galatasaray earlier in the month and Hodgson is happy to see him hitting form with Daniel Sturridge absent due to injury.

"There have been periods and moments when for him it has not always been easy because he hasn't got an enormous amount of game time and he's had to spend a lot of time waiting for his chance," he said.

"It's great now that he's made his move and he's one of the first names on the team sheet and I'm pleased for him.

"But he's taken that chance by playing well in the games he's done so far."

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