Welbeck Stays as Bid Fails to Come In
The new news in Arsenal transfers includes the latest on future of Danny Welbeck. With Welbeck having returned to the Arsenal after his extended summer break, his future with the club still looked to be decided. It was widely rumoured that the new head coach of the Gunners, Unai Emery, had made it clear to this England international that from his end, he was free to leave if he wishes to secure regular first-team football, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette over of him in the pecking order at the Emirates.
The talks in this regard continued all through the pre-season at London Colney between Arsenal, Welbeck and his advisors – and it seems that there was interest from many clubs of the Premier League about a potential switch, though most of the clubs that contacted Arsenal for the transfer were interested in a loan move only for the striker – something that the north Londoners were not keen to allow, taking into consideration that he is now in his final year of contract.
The move never quite happened though, and whilst Arsenal may have an embarrassment of riches upfront, it is difficult to see Welbeck get many starts – even though this website says that he is one of the main reasons fans buy tickets to watch Arsenal in action at the Emirates, with his speed and skill inspiring supporters of all ages.
It has now been decided that Danny Welbeck will remain at Emirates and will fight for his position in the team with Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah and Aubameyang unless a considerable cash offer comes from a European club by the end of this month. On Thursday, Welbeck was trained with the remaining team members at the London Colney as he is trying to build-up his fitness levels after the summer break.
At the same time, Welbeck must be thankful that the rumoured £90 million bid for Ousmane Dembele was not at all true – reports came out in Spain that the Gunners had launched what would have been the record of the club for the France international, but they turned out to be false.