Danny Welbeck: Why I needed to leave Man United to join Arsenal

Danny Welbeck says his decision to quit Manchester United was best for his careeer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Danny Welbeck insists that he chose to leave Manchester United to join Arsenal because it was the best decision for his career.

The England international joined the Gunners on a five-year contract on transfer deadline day after being deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

Welbeck has scored five goals and made one assist since his transfer to the north London club – and the 23-year-old has explained the thinking behind his decision to quit his boyhood club.

“When you’ve been somewhere for so long and then you’re going to start a new chapter in your career, you’ve got to think about it a lot,” Welbeck said.

“Over the past year or so, I started to think about what’s best for me because at the time I was playing on the left wing a lot and in a 4-4-2, which is very difficult for me because I can’t make an impact on the game.

“I can play it to the best of my ability but that’s not best for the team, and I could make a bigger impact playing in my preferred position.”

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