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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
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Manchester United hitman Danny Welbeck says that defender Chris Smalling is the toughest within the club to face in training. Welbeck has been a United player from the youth days, while Smalling joined the club in a £ 12 million deal from Fulham a few years ago. Both being Englishman, they have developed a great rapport and are seen as the future of Manchester United. Welbeck has matured a lot since the loan days at Sunderland. He is now capable of playing both as a winger or upfront along with the striker. At just 23 years of age, he is already one of the regular players for the England national team.
During his time as a professional, Welbeck has come across several defenders – both good and bad. However, he rates Smalling is the toughest he has faced after seeing the 23-year-old perform at his best during training. Smalling has been criticised in some quarters for his inability to concentrate throughout the 90 minutes, but he has showed this season that he could be an invaluable player to United especially with the likes of Ferdinand and Vidic coming to the end of their careers at the club. Vidic will leave United at the end of the season, while Ferdinand is expected to retire.
“I would have to say Chris Smalling is the most difficult to get past in training. He’s one of our fastest players and can rival most of the forwards for pace. He also reads the game really well and is always in the right place at the right time, clearing up any danger. I’m just glad that I get to play with him for both United and England. I’d hate to play against him!” said Welbeck about his club and international team mate Smalling.
Welbeck has 10 goals so far this campaign.
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