Danny Welbeck completed a £16m move on Monday to Premier League rivals Arsenal. After Manchester United‘s capture of Radamel Falcao, Welbeck was given the green light to leave United for the Gunners in a good bit of business for Arsene Wenger. After the long-term injury of Olivier Giroud, Arsenal fans were crying out for Wenger to go out and get a striker in before the window slammed shut
Welbeck will give Arsenal a different style upfront; he’s energetic, strong and a can score a goal or two. The 23-year-old has made a name for himself with his never-say-die attitude and will make a welcome addition to the Arsenal side. Many clubs were rumored to have been interested in the England international, but it was Arsenal that prevailed with his signature.
Welbeck spent a lot of time on the bench since Louis van Gaal‘s arrival at United, and it was no surprise to see him move on. Welbeck, who has been capped 26 times by England, spent six years at Old Trafford after making his Premier League debut against Stoke City in 2008. He went on to play 90 times in all competitions and scored 20 goals in the process.
In his time with United, he was sent out on-loan twice, to Preston North End and Sunderland respectively. Manchester-born Welbeck, who has represented England at every level since under 17, has scored eight times in 26 games for his national side. Welbeck will now join up with his international teammates for a week, as they host Norway in a friendly at Wembley tomorrow before starting their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a trip to Switzerland on Monday night.
Once international duty is over, Welbeck will meet up with his new teammates at Arsenal, as the Gunners host Manchester City on Sept. 13. Welbeck will be looking to get into Wenger’s side, and he will want to hit the ground running at his new club.