Danny Welbeck lifts lid on his move from Man United to Arsenal

Danny Welbeck explains how his summer transfer to Arsenal from Manchester United came about

Danny Welbeck admits that he had to “think a lot” about leaving Manchester United to join Arsenal in the summer.

The England striker has been in good form following his move to Emirates Stadium, scoring five goals and making two assists in the Premier League for Arsene Wenger’s men.

The 23-year-old, who came through United’s youth system, admits that leaving his boyhood club was a difficult decision for him.

However, the forward has revealed that it was a move he had thought about for some time.

“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 told the Manchester Evening News.

“Over the past year or so, I started to think about what’s best for me.

“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.

“You start to have thoughts but at that time you’re still going to training and I was still giving 100 per cent and giving my all in every single game – that’s just me, I’m not going to change that. But you do start to think about what’s best for you.”

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