Is it time for Arsenal to offload Danny Welbeck?

Goodbye Danny?

Everybody is talking about whether Aaron Ramsey will sign his new Arsenal contract in the next couple of weeks or will he be sold on and replaced, but hardly anyone has mentioned that Danny Welbeck is in the same position of entering his last year.

The English international (well he played 11 minutes at the World Cup) has dropped down the pecking order with the arrivals of Mhkitaryan, Lacazette and Aubameyang, and may drop even further if Lucas Perez remains with the Gunners next season.

So now it has been reported that Welbeck is likely to be sold to make room for our new arrivals, but like with most of our deadwood players, he is unlikely to find another team to offer the fantastic wages that Arsenal hand out to all and sundry.

I would imagine that if the Gunners did offer him a new deal it would be at a reduced rate due to his injury record, similar to Jack Wilshere, to encourage to look further afield to get some more regular game time.

Surely at 27, Welbeck should be playing for a team that would offer him more chances to get into the first team and, you never know, with a good run in another club he may even remember how to score goals on a regular basis, something he has never done at Arsenal.

Time to say goodbye to Danny methinks.

Darren N


  1. Rodney says:

    I like Welbeck he works hard and has the energy and pressing ability Emri will like but perhaps needed better coaching maybe Emri may get the best out of Welbeck as he will want to impress the new coach also

    1. Ken1945 says:

      Darren, I love the quote’the fantastic wages that Arsenal hand out to all and sundry’.
      I’ve missed the official posting from Arsenal Football Club regarding the salaries of our players.
      Can you give me the details of where I can find this please.

      Once again I would suggest that we wait and see what Emery decides and go with his decision.
      I personally think Welbeck or Perez have to go, but I’m still not sure which one it should be.
      Over to you Mr Manager!

  2. Sparkles says:

    Sure, his time is up. We haven’t heard Emery talk about how important Danny is to him despite being in the same contract situation as Ramsey. Emery is keen on keeping Ramsey but has not said anything about Welbeck. Therefore, i believe the rumours. Perez seems to be staying and if we are really getting a winger ( as we all have assumed/suggested), then Campbell should also join Danny is the list of out-going players. Jenkinson, Akpom, and sadly, Ospina should also be in that list. Asano and Adelaide will most likely have another loan spell, Holding may be included in the loan list (my thoughts though) because he will be down the pecking order behind the rest of the CBs. Erm…. are we going for Soyuncu? Where’s kev? if that rumour is anything to go by, then, Mustaphi should also be on his way out.

  3. Pablo Picasso says:

    If shipping him out will enable us to get a younger and better winger (more goals & assists) then yes please.

    At his age he should be aiming for more game time anyway, he could be first choice striker at Crystal Palace, Watfold, or he should follow Theo at Everton.

    I love that “guy’s” work rate & heart, but his employed as a forward player. We need someone to chip in with goals when Auba & Laca are being man marked during a wet night at Stoke (oh wait), at Burnley.

  4. Innit says:

    Welbeck is useful to have as a left winger and to play as striker in League cup and FA Cup matches

    1. Mobella says:

      Are you kidding? He isn’t useful any where. I lost my patient with last season when Ozil provided 4 goal scoring chances for him against Leicester and he didn’t score a single one. Also away to Stoke city. I love his energy but how often that translated to goal. Time for him to go.

  5. Sue says:

    I don’t dislike the guy, although he’ll always be Bambi on ice.. i reckon he should be sold. Not sure what we’ll get for him though
    Did love the goals he scored against United though!

  6. gotanidea says:

    Apparently Welbeck and Ramsey (if he doesn’t sign) have to give their rooms to younger English players at Arsenal

    If they don’t leave, I’d like to see how Emery would utilize their energy

    Otherwise maybe we would see many more our squad rotation players leave and many new players come in

  7. Thabo says:

    Squad player at best. Love his energy, hedwork and commitment but as a striker not good enough. I would renew his contract by two years and give him one more season inderUnai Emery and then sell in if it does not work keep.

  8. acejodecee says:

    Love That Guy but Think its best he Leave… Akpom Perez Nelson and Maybe Campbell Should be Given opportunity

    1. Ingleby says:

      Akpom just isn’t good enough!

      1. jon fox says:

        You will be aware that there are some on here who will support their own countryman, no matter what. I see this happening more and more and it is dangerous.

        1. Ingleby says:

          I guess so, Jon, which is a bit depressing. Whenever I see Akpom play, I just can’t see him scoring. He’s a ‘nearly man’ and the Academy has produced an awful lot of them. Alliadiere was one – could never quite get it right, so scored a tenth of what he should have. Welbeck the same, although the fact that he busts a gut trying and seems a really nice bloke are redeeming features, but unfortunately will never make him a top goalscorer.

    2. Enagic says:

      Kosy, Welbeck,Ospina,chuba,Ramsey are all good players but not really what Arsenal need Perez should be given a chance because he was destroyed by Wenger mentally in terms of football he is a quality player

      1. stubill says:

        Where does this love of Perez come from, apart from one decent season in his whole career, he has achieved nothing, same as Campbell, get rid of both of them and Akpom, I’d rather keep Wellbeck than those three.

        1. Someone says:

          Perez is way better than Welbeck , the amount of chances Welbeck has wasted are too much , Perez when he was used 2 seasons ago , took his opportunity and scored the chances created for him unlike Welbeck who was one of the reasons we were bad last season.

          1. OzzieGunner says:

            ? I have noticed on U Tube showings of Arsenal training that Emery has players practicing shooting at goal. Players who don’t beat the goal keeper have to do push ups.
            Welbeck due to World Cup commitments hasn’t attended training under Emery yet. When he does he will find that Emery has provided a special barn door for Danny, instead of the cut down goals normally used. He will have to improve his shooting, otherwise he will end up with massive arms and shoulders!

        2. Enagic says:

          You need to join mr Wenger then who believed at some point Walcott will be like Messi and start handing him over captain ambard and Wenger had been proven to be wrong for the past 10 years and he was left behind when you come to modern football – from players recruitment etc and at some point again he tried to tell us 2 + 2 = 5!! and he believed that very strongly

        3. Enagic says:

          Love comes from football part is better than Walcott,Welbeck, chamberlain and Jenkinson

  9. Drew says:

    I was so happy when we got Danny from Manure, only to realise that they pulled a fast one on us! But he has energy i guess and Auba & Laca need back up right?
    And no one will pay his 100k pw if he is on that so he will probably stay and do a Wilshire by going on a free so he can command the same salary he is on.
    But frankly speaking he isn’t much use. But i follow him on twitter, gives great punts on games ?

    1. Sue says:

      Have to admit I wasn’t very happy when we got him, Danny Welcrap I said (sorry Welbz) he reminded me of Kid from Kid & Play (might be before your time!)
      I quite like him now, but he does need to move on

    2. Sparkles says:

      He is not on 100k, he is on 70k.

  10. Grandad says:

    The first player to be sold should be Mustafi.The trouble is who in their right mind would pay more than say £10m for him?Campbel,Ospina,Akpom,Jenkinson and Welbeck or Perez should also be shown the door.Until the dead wood is cut out Emery will not be in a position to consider buying a winger who is probably needed to balance the squad.The are a number of really talented youngsters at Arsenal who should be given an opportunity to display their talents at the expense of the likes of Xhaka and Kolacinac who do not impress me at all.

  11. qoni says:

    it was a big mistake by our former manager to buy welbeck, like wilshire he is always on the injured list. if i was to be the manager i give another chance to perez, after all he is not that bad.
    i will part with iwobi, campbell, jensen, mustafi, apkom and sadly cech as i prefer the more younger ospina. gooner = forever

  12. RSH says:

    its the last year of his contract so I was surprised there wasn’t more speculation around his future. Rather play the youngsters than Welbz. Solid squad player, but if we have the chance to get 10-15mill off of him before he goes for free we should do it.

  13. waal2waal says:

    …thing with welbz is the opposition (and their fanbase) knows the threat welbz brings onto the field of play – he works hard but for all this he has little end-product despite his ability to back-foot teams. Personally i think unai will allow him to fight for a place in the first team particularly as we never seem to compete (with others) and pay for the going price of better strikers. so its best for now welbz stays – the reason we fell away from the top four is not his doing (imo).

  14. Someone says:

    Welbeck has wasted many chances created by other players , the time that was given to him could have been given to younger players to grow , I think Arsenal should sell him.

  15. ruelando says:

    Welbz is a hard worker and will graft for the team he plays for, i think he should be given the opportunity to play for Emery who i believe will get more out of him, but if a decent offer comes in for him we can allow him to go

  16. Kenya 001 Arsenal says:

    We need back up let him stay around will see him on Thursdays not bad group stages will b useful

    1. Enagic says:

      Let him go and get a better back up time for experiments/ projects is over – we need good players now and start competing again

  17. Arsenal famiy says:

    We have good options up front in auba and laca both can score goals but they need back up to keep them fresh.welbeck offers us height in a match where we are chasing a goal and need to get balls into the box..we missed Giroud for that. Also he is a handful for defenders which opens things up for other players. His injuries have let him down in the past. I think unai will get the best out of him.

  18. Marty says:

    In a word….YES !!

  19. Diana says:

    Would be good to sell him but no one, in his current form wants him

  20. Fkhalifa says:

    unai will help him better than Wenger

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