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Who like me was expecting a big signing on the last day of the transfer window the hours ticked by and still no news on signings, i can tell you i was filled with disbelief that Arsene had still not come out and said anything, infact they had asked for an extension to the transfer window and i thought some major big signing was heading our way. Then it was announced we had signed Danny Welbeck, how my heart sank, all i saw on twitter was people who felt the same as me. But in fairness i have always been behind new players and given the benefit of doubt, after all Arsene must have seen the potential in Danny to sign him right ?.
Danny was born 26th november 1990 in manchester, he was spotted by utd as a 6 year old, At 8 he impressed and was picked up by the ute youth academy, he made his debut for utd in april 2006 for the clubs under 18 side, he then came on as a sub in their next match. The following season he made 28 appearances for the under 18s side scoring 9 goals,
Welbeck made his England Under-16s debut as a 14-year-old in October 2005 against Wales in the Victory Shield, which England won that year Welbeck made his England under-21 debut on 10 February 2009, in the 3–2 loss to Ecuador, coming on for Adam Johnson. He followed this up with another substitute appearance in a 2–0 home defeat to France on 31 March. He was then named in Stuart Pearce's original 23-man squad for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Sweden on 27 Maybut he had to pull out of the squad on 31 May, due to an injury. On 7 September 2010, Welbeck scored his first two goals for the England under-21 team in a 3–0 win over Lithuania. He scored his third under-21 goal in a 4–0 away victory over Denmark on 24 March 2011.Welbeck then started the first game of England's campaign at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship against Spain. Welbeck scored an 88th-minute equaliser as England began the tournament with a 1–1 draw. Since then Danny has gone onwards and upwards and long may that continue.
Welbeck signed his his first trainee contract in july 07, and started the 07/08 season but was quickly promoted to the reserve team, then in 2008 he was called up to the first team for a trip to saudi arabia for a testimonial match. Although he had played many games his premier league debut was november 2008 coming on as a sub in the 63rd minute and marked his debut with a strike into the right hand corner of the goal. On 25 January 2010, Welbeck became Alex Ferguson's son Darren Ferguson's first signing as Preston North End manager since he took charge earlier in the month, signing on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season.As part of his recovery, he took part in a training session at Manchester United's training ground, but his knee swelled up again. The injury required surgery and Welbeck's loan was cut short on 16 March so that he could return to Manchester United for the operation, he also had a loan spell at sunderland, before returning to utd for the 2011/12 season, and was given a start in the community shield which utd won 3-2 after trailing city 2-0 at half time.
Since then Danny has progressed, both in his play and goal scoringOn 2 September 2014, Welbeck joined Arsenal on a "long-term deal" for a fee in the region of £16 million.New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said "[Welbeck] doesn't have the record of Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney...we let him go, because of Falcao, but also to allow the youngsters to fit in. That is the policy. That is why I am here. Many utd fans were not happy with Danny leaving, but i hope all Arsenal fans will get behind him and support him.
I believe from the matches I’ve watched Danny will be a great player and asset to the Arsenal,
He had a great game for england and scored, an asset to the national team, what was great about him scoring was the fact he ran over to his Arsenal team mates to celebrate first showing he has quickly fitted in. His first game for Arsenal also showed just what he is capable of, he hit the post was so unlucky not to score, but played most of the match, before being subbed due to cramps, but his fitness will only get better more games will prove Danny can do what is expected from him, i also think he will be out to prove a point to Van Gaal for releasing him which can only be a good thing Right ?
So come on gunners get behind him, be patient with him, and i believe he will prove all the doubters wrong.
Welcome to Arsenal Danny Welbeck .