It was confirmed today that Danny Welbeck will leave Arsenal at the end of this season for free.
The England international joined the Gunners in 2014 for £16m from Manchester United, but due to abject contract management by the club we won’t receive any fee for him when he departs at the end of June when his deal expires, which will make replacing him more difficult.
Welbeck was given a round of applause, a farewell carriage clock and a 40% off discount voucher on all Puma merchandise after the 1-1 draw with Brighton at the Emirates today.
He hasn’t played since November when he suffered a broken ankle in a Europa League tie with Sporting, and sadly hasn’t recovered in time to make a farewell appearance.
He might not have been the most brilliant player ever, but he was honest, worked hard and we’ve missed him this season – particularly in the second half of the campaign when we lacked attacking options.
Wherever he goes, we wish him plenty of luck and no injuries, he deserves it.