Photos: What Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was up to on deadline day

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger was in Rome for a charity match as the clock ticked down on the transfer window

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

As Arsenal closed in on the signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United, Arsene Wenger spent the evening at a charity match in Rome.

The Gunners boss chose travel to the Match for Peace on Monday evening, an event organised by Javier Zanetti and Pope Francis to raise money for children in Buenos Aires.

The 64-year-old was pictured on the touchline at the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital as the clock ticked down on the summer transfer window.

Arsenal are understood to have agreed a £16m deal to sign Welbeck from Manchester United, although the transfer was not confirmed as the window closed at 23:00 UK time.

The Gunners were reported to have applied for an extension to the deadline in order to thrash out a deal to sign the striker.

The Gunners were on the lookout for a new striker after Olivier Giroud was ruled out until the new year with a broken tibia bone.

Arsenal are currently seventh in the Premier League table after taking five points from their opening three games.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Friendly rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer celebrate ‘the great memories we shared’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Eden Hazard told he must step his game up at Chelsea this season
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho told ‘quality’ Man United signing will shine at Old Trafford
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho reveals exactly when 27-year-old will return for Man United