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Welbeck will get goals for Arsenal and it won't take him very long to find his shooting boots. £16 million what a bargain! Exciting times for Arsenal fans, if Arsenal are in a similar position to where they were last season come January and they actually decide to buy that strong holding midfielder everyone has been talking about then the title challenge is well and truly on.
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On 23 September 2009, Welbeck scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season, the only one of the game in the League Cup Third Round against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Welbeck made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 1–0 home defeat to Beşiktaş in November 2009. The following month he signed a new contract, keeping him at Manchester United until 2013.
Athletic forward Danny endured a largely-frustrating second term in north London.
The England international admitted he is thrilled to be back playing first-team football after what has proved to be a difficult spell on the sidelines.
“He’s a threat every time he plays. He’s a threat to defenders. That’s what you want. He’s 23. Someone needs to give him that chance to win games.
The 25-year-old was making his first appearance of the season, having been sidelined for 10 months after undergoing knee surgery, and his 95th-minute header proved to be the goal which kept Arsenal's title hopes alive.
On 9 March 2015, Welbeck scored the winning goal to knock out his former team, Manchester United, in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at Old Trafford. The following month, he was ruled out for the rest of the campaign with injury, missing the Gunners' victory in the 2015 FA Cup Final.
The England international missed the first six months of the season, due to a knee injury suffered against Chelsea in April 2015. He eventually made his first appearance of the campaign against Leicester City 10 months later and marked his return in style - coming off the bench to head home a stoppage-time winner. That goal was voted Arsenal’s Goal of the Month for February - though the Gunners’ title charge lost ground soon after.
On 8 September 2014, in England's first match of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification, Welbeck scored both goals in a 2–0 victory away to Switzerland at St. Jakob-Park, Basel. He then scored in matches against San Marino, Slovenia and Lithuania to make him the top goalscorer in the qualifying phase with six goals from five matches.
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He has also been known for his work-rate and has been described as strong, quick, and very good in the air.
The United manager claimed that his strike-rate simply failed to live up to the standards set by Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.
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On 18 November 2008, it was reported that the Ghana Football Association was keeping tabs on Welbeck, with a view to him representing the Ghana national team in the future. On 29 March 2011, Welbeck was called up to the England squad, for their friendly fixture against Ghana. Welbeck replaced Ashley Young in the 81st minute of a 1–1 draw with Ghana at Wembley Stadium.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:07, 8 May 2016 (UTC).
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“Arsene Wenger will realise that he’s got a bargain. His power – unbelievable. Pace, strength. And he will get better.”
“I don’t think so. Not with his pace and power.”
Andy Carroll's reputation has suffered since Euro 2012 because of his scarcely-mentioned £35m transfer to Liverpool. He will be forever labelled as an 'expensive flop' and be ridiculed by part-time football fans for a cheap laugh because he couldn't justify a ludicrous price tag that he never set himself.
On 9 March, Welbeck scored his tenth goal of the season in a 3–0 win at West Bromwich Albion. At the end of the season, Welbeck declared his intention to leave United to play as a striker elsewhere after what he described as his unhappiest season, stating: "I've been playing on the left for a while and it’s got to the time when I want to stake a place up front".
Between December 2013 and January 2014, Welbeck scored six goals in six Premier League matches. On 15 December, he scored twice in a 3–0 win against Aston Villa at Villa Park. On 21 December, he scored his first goal at Old Trafford since October 2012 in a 3–1 win over West Ham United. On 28 December, he scored the only goal in United's win at Norwich City. He then scored in home matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City in January 2014.
Wenger turned Henry into one of the finest strikers in the world when converting him from a winger to a centre forward.
But he was even more amazed when he saw the size of the price tag.
Yorke’s assessment came before Welbeck struck his first senior hat-trick in Arsenal’s 4-1 win against Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday.
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His most prolific campaign came in 2011-12 when he scored 12 times.
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Yorke added: “People will recognise what a player he is. He cannot do it when playing left or right. He’s been playing out of position for so long.
Due to his height, running style, and ethnicity, Welbeck has been compared to former Arsenal strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Nwankwo Kanu, but styled his game on another former Arsenal forward, his boyhood hero Thierry Henry.
Danny, however, continued to impress in the following weeks, starting regularly as Arsenal’s centre forward. He scored at Old Trafford for the second successive season and was also on target in matches against Watford, Everton and Norwich City before suffering a knee injury in the penultimate game of the season.
Welbeck made his way through the youth teams at Manchester United before making his senior debut in 2008 and scoring in the process. He was with United when they won the 2008–09 Football League Cup and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup before being sent on loan to Preston North End and more recently Sunderland. From the 2011–12 season, Welbeck was a regular figure in the Manchester United first team. He transferred to Arsenal in September 2014 for a £16 million fee.
It looks absolutely certain that Falcao will not be making his loan spell permanent in the summer, but if he does leave, there will be a sense of embitterment that could have been easily avoided.
“Arsene Wenger cannot believe it,” he said. “Welbeck doesn’t get as much credit as he should.