Man United defender sad to see ‘big player’ Welbeck join Arsenal

Phil Jones admits that he was sad to see Danny Welbeck leave Manchester United to join Arsenal this week

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Phil Jones admits that he was sad to see Danny Welbeck leave Manchester United to join Arsenal this week.

The 23-year-old striker signed a five-year deal with the north London club on Monday after being deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

He’s a good friend and a great player

Phil Jones

And defender Jones was disappointed to see his fellow England international depart for Emirates Stadium on transfer deadline day.

“He’s been a big player for Manchester United and I’m sorry to see him go,” Jones told talkSPORT.

“I wish him all the best. He’s a good friend and a great player and he will be a great addition to the Arsenal team.”

Speaking after his move to the north London club, Welbeck declared his desire to hit the ground running.

“I will give 100 per cent in every single game,” said Welbeck. “I play with my heart on my sleeve and I’m always going to give my best.

“I’ll try to give them [the fans] so many happy days in the coming future.”

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