I was more than a little surprised to read Arsene Wenger's comments about Danny Welbeck today.
The Arsenal manager is quoted in the Metro as saying: 'If I had not travelled [to Rome] that [transfer deadline] day, Welbeck would not be here [at Arsenal].'
Sorry about all the square brackets, but it was necessary! A bit like Welbeck's arrival!
Wenger added mysteriously: 'I will tell you the story one day but that is the truth.'
However, Welbeck IS wanted by Wenger, perhaps because Le Boss thinks he can make the England striker a better player. I'd say there's every chance of that happening, primarily because of Welbeck's work ethic.
Man U boss Louis van Gaal may live to regret selling Welbeck, but for now he simply said: [Danny] does not have the record of Van Persie or Rooney'.
However, Welbeck may well end up proving van Gaal wrong. The 23-year-old has age on his side and is eager to please his new employers, starting against Man City tomorrow.
More goals please Danny!
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