Danny Welbeck like new Arsenal signing, says ex-Man Utd striker

Danny Webber says Danny Welbeck is like a new signing for Arsenal after his goal-scoring return from injury

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Danny Welbeck will prove an asset for Arsenal in the Premier League title race, according to Danny Webber.

The England striker scored a dramatic added-time winner for Arsenal on Sunday as Arsene Wenger’s side came from behind to beat 10-man Leicester City 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

For Arsenal, even though the transfer window is shut, they’ll almost feel they have a new player

Danny Webber

Welbeck’s cameo role was his first appearance of the season for Arsenal after an injury-hit start to the 2015/16 campaign for the striker.

The 25-year-old moved to Arsenal from their bitter rivals Manchester United in a £16m deal in 2014 after he was deemed surplus to requirement by Louis van Gaal.

Former United striker Webber is still bemused by Van Gaal’s decision to sell the England international given his goal record.

“Welbeck was hurt, he’d been at United since eight and developed into a title winner and big game player,” Webber told Yahoo Sport.

“I still don’t know why United let him go to Arsenal, where he started off brilliantly before getting seriously injured with knee problems.

“I was delighted for him to score the winner against Leicester so soon after coming back. I’ve been out of a team injured for a long time and you feel hopeless and out of the loop, like you’re getting paid and yet not contributing anything.

“To come back and contribute in a huge game will give him a big lift.

Webber added: “For Arsenal, even though the transfer window is shut, they’ll almost feel they have a new player, someone who is hungry to do well.

“Danny Welbeck being fit is a great help for Arsenal and he could be a great help for England, where he’s usually done well.”

Welbeck has scored nine times in 35 games in all competitions for the north London side since his move to The Emirates.

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The Arsenal man scored 29 times in 142 games for the 20-time English champions before he left Old Trafford in 2014.

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