I am surprised that there is not more excitement coming from the Arsenal fan base over the news that our England international star Danny Welbeck is finally set for a return to playing action for the Gunners after a couple of years that have seen the former Manchester United man play beset by injury problems.
I understand that Welbeck is probably not the totally world class player that most of us would like to see Arsene Wenger sign during the current January transfer window, but if he was not already at the club I think Welbeck would be an amazing addition to our already strong squad.
I remember the lukewarm reaction that greeted Welbeck’s signing in the final days of the summer transfer window of 2014, mainly because he was deemed as surplus to requirements by then United manager Louis van Gaal and had been something of a fringe player at Old Trafford.
Not long after that, however, Arsenal fans were taunting the United fans about letting him join us and van Gaal was struggling to explain why such an effective player had been sold relatively cheaply to a direct Premier League rival, especially as it was the major flop Falcao who was their replacement.
It may be easy to forget how well the England forward settled into life as an Arsenal player because the injuries have restricted him to less than 50 games in all competitions so far but I would like to remind you of the pace, power and versatility that made a lot of us prefer him to Giroud, who I personally feel is hugely underrated by Gooners everywhere.
Welbeck is a very good player and offers the Gunners all sorts of things and I believe he will be driven and determined to make up for lost time. Let’s not be flippant about him being like a new signing eh? Because I really think he is.