It shows just how bad the transfer window’s deadline day has been for Arsenal fans that I am not getting worried that the late deal to bring in Danny Welbeck from Man United may not go ahead after all. And I was just warming to the idea as well.
According to the BBC there are still two other Premier League clubs trying to beat the Gunners to the 23-year old forward and so I assume the reports that Welbeck was having his Arsenal medical were a bit premature to say the least.
It sounds to me as if his agent is trying to stir up a bit more interest or push up the price as well, with there now being talk of Louis van Gaal and United allowing him to leave on a permanent basis. His agent Jonathan Hope reckons he can get around £18 million for Welbeck or around £3 million for the use of him for a year (hope is the right word on that one).
The agent said, “There are two clubs who will meet the fee, the other want him on loan. You have got to remember Danny is an established striker. He will change any team in the Premier League.”
So what do you make of this, Gooners, should we push ahead for Welbeck?