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.