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£16 million was the price that Arsenal paid to Manchester United in order to sign Danny Welbeck. Taking into consideration that Welbeck is only 24 years old and is already being hailed to be one of the next big things of England, this is a bargain price for Arsenal as they have secured a talented youngster that can aid in the challenges that Arsenal has to face now and for the next years.
The transfer was completed on September 2 of the current year and when everything was officially announced and confirmed to the public it came as a huge surprise to many people as to why Manchester United decided to sell him at such a low price and why did Louis van Gaal offload Welbeck to one of their direct Premier League rivals, Arsenal?
Danny Welbeck has now revealed certain details concerning on why the transfer was completed as the English forward stated that he wanted to leave Manchester United one year ago as he felt uncomfortable playing under the system of the former coach David Moyes.
“Over the past year or so, I started to think about what’s best for me. At the time I was playing on the left wing a lot and in a 4–4-2, which is very difficult for me because I can’t make an impact on the game.I can play it to the best of my ability but that’s not best for the team, and I could make a bigger impact playing in my preferred position.
“You start to have thoughts but at that time you’re still going to training and I was still giving 100 per cent and giving my all in every single game but that’s just me, I’m not going to change that. But you do start to think about what’s best for you.” Danny Welbeck told the media.
When the transfer was officially done, Louis van Gaal stated that he did not regret selling Danny Welbeck. The English forward had the chance to demonstrate to Louis van Gaal that offloading him to Arsenal was going to be a huge loss for Manchester United as Arsenal faced off with United on November 22 in their Premier League match and Danny Welbeck played the entire match but could never make any kind of impact as Manchester United claimed the victory and it seemed like selling Welbeck was the correct decision for Louis van Gaal.
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Arsenal made a deadline day signing as they acquired the services of Danny Welbeck on a long term deal with a transfer fee of €16 million. The English player is capable of performing as a winger or as a centre-forward which gives Arsene Wenger a variety of options upfront when committing his players on the attack.
The transaction was completed on the very last day of the summer transfer window as it has finally reached its end.
It was initially believed that Arsenal was only trying to make a loan deal with Danny Welbeck but after news started being spread around involving Radamel Falcao’s future at Old Trafford, this meant that Welbeck did not have any future in the squad of Louis van Gaal and it was ultimately decided that Welbeck would commit his future with Arsenal.
A statement from the official website of Arsenal confirmed the signing of Welbeck as said: “Everyone at Arsenal welcomes Danny to the club and looks forward to his contribution in an Arsenal shirt this season’’
During the past few years, Arsene Wenger had been attempting to sign a well-known and recognizable player that can play under pressure and someone who has already proved himself in some of the biggest stages of the world. Danny Welbeck has displayed flashes of brilliance but could not really turn into a very influential figure at Old Trafford with limited playing time and only managing to score 20 league goals in 92 appearances.
Now with his arrival to the Emirates Stadium, Welbeck will have guaranteed playing time as Wenger was eager on signing another attacker.
Arsene Wenger wants to put the pressure against the current champions of the Premier League, Manchester City and this is why Arsenal has gone through such a busy transfer window and has made big name players. Arsenal is not a club that is recognized or known to spend huge amounts of money in acquiring the services of new players.
After managing to sign: Danny Welbeck, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez, the combined total of all these players adds up into the region of €73 million which is a substantially larger budget that Arsene Wenger was given in comparison to previous transfer windows but this shows just how hungry Arsenal is on securing major trophies in this season.
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After coming out of the 2014 World Cup in a disappointing manner, Cesare Prandelli resigned from his position of coaching Italy. It was a series of mediocre performances throughout the entire tournament as the players just seemed to be out of place and unable to live up to the expectations of having one of the most veteran players who have already achieved success at the highest level.
As.Roma’s Daniele de Rossi criticized his country teammates as the Italian midfielder went on saying that Italy needs to have tougher players in the team and not hold onto these bad results.
“There were certainly components that affected the result, like the heat or the refereeing, but we must not cling to these things. We must forget about all this quickly. Actually, I take that back: we should remember well what went wrong and begin again with real men. We need real men, not Panini stickers or characters. These are of no use to the national team.”
Meanwhile, captain Gianluigi Buffon felt it was time to reflect after a disastrous campaign in Brazil.
“As a group and as a nation, it is a very sad day. It is a day of failure and is something that saddens us very much. The defeat should make us all think and let us take a good examination of our conscience.”
The Italian national football team was knocked out in the early stages of the 2014 World Cup which led to Prandello resigning from his position and rumors are starting to spread around concerning who will be the next person take up the hot seat with Antonio Conte being heavily linked with the position.
Antonio Conte stepped down from his role in Juventus which is one of the main reasons on why he is rumored to stop coaching the Italian club in order to start the process of being at the head of Italy but nothing official has been announced