Danny Welbeck denies any split in the Arsenal dressing room

No rift, but Welbeck admits team should be performing 'much better'

Danny Welbeck insists there is no dressing-room rift at Arsenal but has avoided criticism following recent results.

Sunday's loss at Brighton was the Gunners' eighth in 14 matches since the turn of the year, all but ensuring another season without Champions League as they now sit 13 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham.

Despite ever-increasing pressure on Arsene Wenger's future and reports of unrest in the changing room involving Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Welbeck insists all is well with the squad.

"There's no split in the camp. I didn't even know about that story until now," he told Sky Sports.

"I've not really seen much of the criticism. I can imagine it's not been great because with the results and being at Arsenal, it's not good enough.

"It's not something where I've sat down and read through newspapers and stuff but we know we should be doing much better than where we are.

"But I think if we stand together as players, as a team with the manager and the staff and everyone involved around the club, then unity will make us stronger."