One thing is for sure, Arsenal fans, and it is that Danny Welbeck would not have become a Gunner in the early hours of this morning if Alex Ferguson had still been in charge. To be honest, I was half expecting Man United to do what Mourinho and Chelsea did with Demba Ba last summer.
If they had pulled the plug on the Welbeck transfer at the last minute, not only would they have left us without a decent centre forward until Olivier Giroud was back from his long injury lay-off, there would have been no time for us to look elsewhere. And with the money they have been throwing around all summer, the £16 million or so they got from Arsenal was hardly important.
So they really dropped the ball on that one and we must make sure that they pay for it. Of course we are hoping for a title challenge, but the end of the season could well see us in a fight for a top four finish again, with United likely to be one of our main rivals.
So Arsene Wenger has got to get the new striker settled in quickly and get him firing in his favoured central position. In fact the Frenchman has got to get the whole team firing again because we just have not got going yet this season after easily despatching Man City at Wembley.
The players have shown great fighting spirit and mental toughness, but Wenger needs to get the flair back again. However, I think the signing of Welbeck will give the whole squad a lift and the fact that he is joining quite a strong core of his England team mates will mean that he settles in quickly.
They did it to us after signing Robin van Persie, but will Arsenal fans be able to taunt United about Welbeck at the end of the season?