Danny Welbeck: Why Arsenal move from Man United wasn’t massive deal

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck says he didn't have too many ties to Manchester with no wife or kid

Danny Welbeck says his move to Arsenal from Manchester United wasn’t that much of an upheaval.

The England international completed a £16m switch to the north London side from the Red Devils in 2014 after he was deemed surplus to requirements by United manager Louis van Gaal.

I just packed my PS4, my television and jumped in my car and I was offE

Danny Welbeck

Welbeck is currently sidelined after the 24-year-old striker underwent a knee operation in September, and the Gunners man is working on his rehabilitation ahead of a return to first-team action.

The former Sunderland striker explained why his move to Arsenal was seamless despite swapping Manchester for the English capital.

“I’ve got no baggage. So I didn’t have to bring down a wife or kids or anything. I just up and left. I’m a free man. Not many people could have done it as swiftly as me,” Welbeck told Arsenal’s podcast.

“I just packed my PS4, my television and jumped in my car and I was off – I’m joking!

Welbeck continued: “I’m my own person. I don’t have too many responsibilities. It was easier for me to move down to London then a married man with a wife and kids, having to find schools.

“I just had to bring myself.”

Welbeck has scored eight times in 34 games in all competitions for the north London side since his move to The Emirates from Old Trafford in 2014.

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The Gunners striker scored his first hat-trick for Arsene Wenger’s side in a 4-1 victory over Galatasary in the Champions League.

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