Does Giroud stay mean Arsenal will sell Danny Welbeck to Everton?

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he had discussed the possibility of Olivier Giroud leaving Arsenal this summer after the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, but the Frenchman finally decided to stay and fight for his place in the first team. But now that this question has been resolved, where does this leave Danny Welbeck, who is now facing competition from Lacazette, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi for a starting spot in the front three.

Giroud had been closely linked with a move to our Top Six rivals Everton, but now that he has pledged his loyalty to Arsenal, there are new rumours saying that they have switched their attention to the English striker instead. Welbeck himself has recently spoken about the glut of front men at the club after Lacazette’s arrival. “He’s come into the team and he’s got a couple of goals in pre-season and hopefully he will when the season starts.

“It’s nice to be playing with him, with the competition for the forward line now, it’s a healthy debate for the manager to have and I think everyone’s looking forward to the new season.”

Obviously with all of our attackers fit, then Wenger’s best line-up would feature Ozil, Lacazette and Alexis as starters with Giroud waiting in the wings as supersub, so how many actual starts would Welbeck get in the normal course of things?

Is it time for the English international to move on if he wants to win a place at the World Cup next summer?



  1. GB says:

    No, he offers another alternative when needed, like when he has terrorised Chelsea twice recently with his pace and control. Perez will be the one to go, unfortunately.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Agree, he plays with his heart, unlike Ozil and some Arsenal players. He will get better and would be a great asset, if he is not injured in this season.

    2. John says:

      It does not seem like Wenger wants to let Perez go either………

  2. Chekwube Kwentua says:

    The way we rant about Arsenal selling players on this site, I wonder if we won’t be happy if we just sell Arsenal F.C as a whole and probably to Man City! If you are suggesting we sell Welbeck to Everton just because we have a lot of strikers, then let us also sell because we have several other sites representing Arsenal’s interest well! stop with all these selling of players posts please! we need squad players too!

    1. Sir Muda of Arsenal says:

      Sometimes I wonder if it is actually arsenal’s site, because no matter how hard you try to be optimistic, come to this site and you will definitely get a reason to be angry. @Admin please do something about it, it will be much better if 90% of the articles are positive ones. he read a lot of negative ones somewhere else. Thanks.

      1. Coldzero says:

        Would agree- there is a horrible negative vibe to it, it’s kind of pathetic to be fair. Even when we win people are moaning- it’s like we are expected to play perfect 101 football every game and every player be pass perfect etc. If we don’t do that and even I we win the moaners and negative brigade come on.

        Such a weird mentality- probably a reflection of society today.

        Give me Tony Adams and Paul Merson any day- both running round the pitch off their nuts half the time, no one complained back then, if we scraped a 1 – 0 win (which we frequently did) we were well happy with it.

      2. Quantic Dream says:

        Ok first of all Wenger himself announced we have a very “heavy” squad of 33 players…since only 25 players can be registered for the season there will be a whole bunch of other guys on massive wages not playing. It may sound mean but we have to sell off a couple of players no doubt. Secondly, the journalists on Justarsenal need to be proffesional and post both the positive and negative articles for balance and objectiveness sake. Thirdly, has it occurred to you that Wenger and not the fans here might be the reason you are struggling for optimism? His transfer behaviour has been pretty much the same over the years and he has barely won any major trophies other than the 3 fa cups in 13 years. He has prooved reluctant to strengthen the team and only recently started changing tactics when we were hammered by every team under the sun not to mention the triple 5-1 Bayern home and away annihilation and the 8-2 man utd destruction. If you feel stressed man it’s cause of WENGER …not the articles on this site!

    2. Atid says:

      Chekwube ????? comment of the day

    3. Carbon - 12 says:

      Spot on!!! Buy Buy Buy Buy and now Sell Sell Sell Sell. We must send some of our fans on loan or sell them permanently. COYG

  3. Wengers Coat says:

    Welbeck future all depends on him and Sanchez. We are currently playing 2 players behind strikers, Welbeck has been playing really well as that second strikers, but we all know once Sanchez return that spot is taken. If Welbeck leaves, I think Laca and Giroud will start most games.

    There is a positive in Welbeck situation, his form is attracting clubs,buthis salary might be an issue. If he stays, he will only strengthen our game.

    1. Ignasi M says:

      Yeah, keep him! He’s a terrible striker and even worse in pressure situations but he’s a hard worker and has an excellent attitude.

      1. Waal2waal says:

        he’s got a mighty impressive array of medals to his name so if he’s a “terrible striker” we’re gonna have to revisit the careers of most strikers in arsenal an in the prem. he has come out from injury and if he stays fit will give us 12 to 13 goals. he really not a slouch on the pitch he gets involved.#COYG

    2. ZA_Gunner says:

      His salary isn’t hight, its Walcott’s 140K per week that you should worry about

  4. Break-on-through says:

    I seen a report wth Xhaka saying that he followed Seri, after he heard he was the African Xavi. Then reportedly saying …short pass, long pass, tactical intelligence, distance shooting, personality, organizing play and that last magic pass ..madre mia.

    I don’t believe he said these things, it all sounds too much, organizing play ..who says that. And if he doesn’t know him and only watched clips, well then how would he know that he has the personality. It was written by Football London website, and I saw it in Arsenal’s NewsNow. Madre mia, does Xhaka talk like that, if he does he’d better stop it already.

    1. Admin says:

      Haha, it was Xavi not Xhaka!

      1. Break-on-through says:

        Really, good to know. Do you know if he was being serious or if he was taking the piss.

        1. Admin says:

          Read my next article lol

  5. Benjas24 says:

    Now that Lemar is not coming, we are not selling any of our attacking players except Perez, even Wilshere should stay.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      I wouldn’t completely write it off yet. With Alexis in Paris I would keep an open mind. Wenger, if he is in talks he is going to ask them to be kept secret this time, he wouldn’t have liked how Monaco and Lyon were letting everyone know what was happening. If he is in talks with a club, he’ll ask for it to be kept quite. With Alexis over there it’d be easy to imagine that we must be close to signing someone. It could be Lemar. Or Alexis could have talked to PSG without our permission.

      I think I’ll get my coffee now, Xavi – Xhaka …madre mia!!!!

  6. Godswill says:

    I wonder if some articles are not just for fans to comment.
    How many competitions are we into?
    I think four, and you want just Lacs and OG as the only strikers?
    Perez is going so Danny will stay. Danny is a hard worker. With him and Laca, they can get some defences tired. Then bring on OG and you’ll see at least a goal.
    Tactical dimension should also be considered as the three are not the same so as all teams.
    Am happy all scored on Friday.

  7. rkw says:

    both are bench level players .. not bad players just average ones and slightly above average in girouds case … but because they have spearheaded attack for nigh on 5 years is one reason why arsenal have underperformed … we needed two quality attackers this window and adding one aint going to swing it our way but sadly seems like the yoghurt man has past his sell by date but still deluding himself that he has a first X! to compete for EPL … nothing changes with this guy … they called ranieri the tinker man but that has been wengers transfer strategy for 10 years and it has failed completely … if sanchez and ozil leave which so called fans on this site appear to want then it wont even be a top 6 finish this season given the quality that remains … and sad truth is that if they stay and we bring in a quality midfielder we could at least be in the mix … but it seems to me that top players no longer want to come to arsenal because it is unclear what kind of team we are … like them or loathe them you can see a style of football with guardiola mourinhi pottachino and even klopp but we have lost our football identity over last decade which is the saddest thing of all for me

  8. Kenima says:

    Oh God! Will this transfer window ever end?

  9. Uzi Ozil says:

    OT: I observed some Arsenal fans salivate at other teams players but we disregard our own valued players. I saw the Manchester United game with an arsenal fan. He was just all over Lukaku. Dude, we got Lacazette and I know he will excel. Don’t get it twisted, lukaku is good and knows the league but let’s support the team

    I wouldn’t sell Welbeck. Great guy with energy. I wish he can learn to finish. That’s my major concern.

    1. ZA_Gunner says:

      Absolutely, we sometimes fail to appreciate the things we already have. Lacazette fits our style of play perfectly and he looks clinical in his finishing too. He just needs to have a good understanding and also performance from his teammates in order to bang in the goals. Lukaku on the other hand is also a top quality player who is more physical and taller but he can’t do the intricate play and dribbling Lacazette can. So they all bring different dimensions to the game for their respective teams. I think Lukaku suits Man United very well but not so with us. Plus the price for Lukaku at 75£ is not exactly cheap, so we actually got the better deal, and since we still need to upgrade our squad, that extra money could really be reinvested into something else in the squad.

  10. Atid says:

    No, I think it means we will release sanogo, sell perez and willock loan out mavididi and asano, sell akpom and de list campbell. Surely getting rid of 7 forwards is enough for one window?

  11. john says:

    If Welbeck stay injury free then he be a good asset and a another option too, and also a key player if others get injured

  12. stubill says:

    Sanogo ha already gone, he signed for Toulouse in July.

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