Posted on May 11, 2017 by ADMIN

Should Arsenal cut their losses on Danny Welbeck?

Danny Welbeck is claimed to be of interest to Galatasaray this summer, but should Arsenal consider his sale?

The striker joined the Gunners from Manchester United for a reported £16 Million three years ago, and has been in-and-out of the first-team ever since.

Welbeck has been blighted by injuries, missing 19 months of action of his three-year spell in North-London, with knee injuries becoming consistent issue with the forward, limiting his appearances for our club to only 49 over a three-year period.

Galatasaray have now emerged as potential suitors to sign the England international, and are believed to be willing to meet his previous price of £16 Million to make the deal happen.

Arsene Wenger is known to be a fan of the former United youngster, but even he must have concerns over his ability to stay fit, as well as the fact that all his injuries means he is less likely to meet his previous potential.

This summer we look set to get the chance to cut our losses on the 26 year-old, with the Turkish giants believed to be sounding out the striker.

Our club is linked with moves for a number of strikers in the close-season, and if one was to come in, you would think that one of Olivier Giroud or Welbeck would make way. Lucas Perez is also part of the squad, and struggling to break into the team, but Wenger has already insisted that he would like to keep the Spaniard.

For me, Welbeck is a nice option to have in the squad, but we need a top striker who is able to score 20 goals every season, and Welbeck’s highest tally of four league goals in 25 Premier League outings for one season is his best in our famous red…

If we can recoup our £16 Million fee should we sell this summer?

Pat J

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20 thoughts on “Should Arsenal cut their losses on Danny Welbeck?

  1. Arsenal_Girl

    If it means getting another Top forward then sure. Also Danny is 26 so he wont get that much better. He is useful though as he can play both on the wing and up front

    Although another factor is Giroud and Lucas are both around 30 and Lucas approaching 29. Also Lucas doesnt seem happy here

    If we want to get another Top forward in addition to Alexis or two if Alexis leaves then we will need to sell one or two of our best forwards

    We cant get another Top forward or 2 AND keep all of these players: Giroud, Welbeck, Lucas, Iwobi, Walcott, Campbell, Sanogo, Akpom

    We need to clear out average players and sign better quality ones

    But nothing much will change unless we Replace Wenger

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  2. Guneal

    Cash in on him now that he is fit.

    In modern football there is no loyalty. Remember Van Persie, Arsenal kept faith with him during his injury years and just one season he stayed fit he forced his way out and joined a bitter rival.

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  3. Krish

    yep i also feel the same sell him but i just want to say that this illustrates why nasri and clichy shouldn’t be considered traitors.. are we as fans better? isnt this loyalty bullshit not only for our best players? we dont really care about the rest do we? well van persie really was a traitor as he was almost like diaby then once he had one full season he left us but i dont really condemn nasri as he didnt want to force a transfer to man u even though Alex ferguson asked him.. and do we fans or the modern club really deserve loyalty from our players and vice versa?

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  4. Goonerboy

    What are you waiting for???? Sell him asap!!!!
    Let’s not decieve ourselves even if he is fit, he is gonna do a Kane??? Far from it!
    His dismal injury record is so annoying, he even got injured in a warm up session before a match, had a toe injury after the Man U game….

    We are so lucky Galatasaray decided to be generous, oh! Welbeck scored a hat-trick against them in his first season with us, that must have made the fall….

    Seriously, if Welbeck is really fit, he is best used out wide, for a club like Arsenal, he can’t be our Saviour

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    1. GunnerJack

      Wide’s the word – so wide he’s on the bench. And as for AW being “known to be a fan of the former United youngster” I thought Wenger said he would never have bought him if he hadn’t been in France at the time? And as for Wenger “having concerns over his ability to stay fit”… well the last 3 words there are superfluous. Pity Perez is not one of Wenger’s little darlings, he might have been a very good player for all we know given the chance.

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  5. Milly

    There will be no change next season if Wenger stays. It will be like any if the last five seasons. In fact I can tell you how it will pan out.
    Our starts are 50/50 but we will look good up to the end of autumn where we will have injuries to a major player or two that Wenger will be surprised about. He will not venture into the winter market to get replacements as he believes that we have strength in depth. We will go through a wobbly period but by the end of the season we will end up in the top four. If we had an easy ride into the FA cup would end up at Wembley again and of course had we managed to get into European football would follow the same pattern as the last 10 years as the side /team is not picked to challenge but to turn up and give a bit of a show so that the shareholders can collect their divis. As Wenger is a shareholder too. No conflict of interest there!

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    1. Yossarian

      All too familiar!

      Despite not making the right signings to address where we need strengthening, we’ll be told that this squad has “Great mental strength” after which they will collapse repeatedly under pressure and fail to challenge for any major trophies. Arsene will get another contract extension, and we’ll spend 2019 moaning about how he’s getting paid £12m/year. It’s depressing.

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  6. Milly

    There will be no change next season if Wenger stays. It will be like any if the last five seasons. In fact I can tell you how it will pan out.
    Our starts are 50/50 but we will look good up to the end of autumn where we will have injuries to a major player or two that Wenger will be surprised about. He will not venture into the winter market to get replacements as he believes that we have strength in depth. We will go through a wobbly period but by the end of the season we will end up in the top four. If we had an easy ride into the FA cup would end up at Wembley again and of course had we managed to get into European football would follow the same pattern as the last 10 years as the side /team is not picked to challenge but to turn up and give a bit of a show so that the shareholders can collect their divis. As Wenger is a shareholder too. No conflict of interest there!

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  7. SoOpa AeoN

    While we debate on players clear out ….we are neglecting the fact that the real culprit is out ere spending our hard earned money buying deadwoods as well as stars for the future and further ruining em!

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    & guess what!……he gets spared for it all….

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  8. Fatboy Gooney

    The Mirror claim that Wenger is a huge admirer of Monaco star Thomas Lemar and is now ready to formalise his interest having tracked the winger for several years.

    Lemar has been in excellent form this season to help Monaco reach the last four in the Champions League and stay on course to winning the Ligue 1 title having scored 14 goals and provided 13 assists.

    That kind of form has apparently caught Wenger’s eye and the newspaper says we’re now lining-up a deal for the 21-year-old who is valued in the region of £25m

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    1. Guneal

      Ten years from now, in 2037 Mr. Wenger will say ” I nearly signed Thomas Lemar”.

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    2. Peter Deed

      Wenger in September- I almost signed Lemar. I went to meet his girlfriend but she said she wants to win UCl and EPl. Wenger said give me Top 4😂

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  9. Fatboy Gooney

    Apparently Barcelona want £21 million for Turan and his agent is in talks with Arsenal. 😕

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  10. Fatboy Gooney

    £35 million? … Are you seri-ous? 😮👉 Ask Seri
    A central midfielder by trait, Seri is also capable of playing as a defensive midfielder but it is his balance between creativity and ability to do the dirty work, that has made him a wanted commodity in Europe. The likes of PSG, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in his signature, which shows that the 22-year old is destined to great things in the future.

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  11. Emil Krnic

    Don’t sell him! He is abreast player how needs time and will prove his a great option as first or second choice!

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  12. Yossarian

    I wasn’t keen when Wellbeck was signed by Arsenal, but I have grown to like him. He’s a versatile squad player and solid professional.

    The problem is that we already have loads of reasonable forwards with iffy injury records, so I wouldn’t lose any sleep if he was sold.

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  13. JPS_AFC1

    Sorry Yossarian accidentally thumbed you down while scrolling up. Would have given that a thumbs up.
    You know keep what I am done with this, what has this fool done to deserve another contract, absolutely nothing. It pains me to see him here for another 2 years, where we will be at the end off another contract I don’t want to even think about. Our best player will leave and we will not attract anybody off the same calibre or even close. Our best bet will be to buying younger players and hope they come good. I wish the owner and the board had the same ambition as the fans. Yes I understand that we are a club off great tradition and we don’t want to go buying titles like the rest however unless we start paying over the odds and getting truly world class players in and a manager with the right tactical nouse we will be mid table In 2 years. How can you be embarrassed in the champions league 10-2 and still get an extension, if you take into account last year’s loss to Bayern it is 15-3 in 2 years. I watch Jueventus and evny them I would love nothing more than Allegri to come in and buy 3 WC players in the right positions and get rid of the passengers and watch us go straight back to the top and challenge in Europe. At the moment though that is only a pipe dream and it ain’t gonna happen. How can a fan that lives all the way in Australia know what we need to do to go back to the top but the people on the board getting paid millions to do a rubbish job not know. It’s baffling.
    #WENGER OUT
    #NO NEW CONTACT
    #KROENKE OUT

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  14. citrenoogeht

    I know it sounds harsh but I think that Welbeck should be our new super sub. We should sell Giroud and keep Welbeck. Obviously we should therefore sign a new No 9. My preference is Lacazette but I wouldn’t mind Lukaku. I would object to us signing Morata.

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