This weekend, Everton and Lazio have been rumoured as possible destinations for Arsenal’s free agent Danny Welbeck.
Even before his latest serious injury, it was unlikely that we were going to offer an extension to a man who has spent too long on the sidelines.
Physically and mentally who knows how our striker will respond to his latest setback. Considering there is no fee involved, it’s worth a gamble for someone.
He lacks the finishing ability to come back and haunt us, but he could prove us wrong for not having more faith. Assuming out transfer budget will be between 50-70 million, we won’t have a lot to spent on a back up forward, especially with other areas of the squad being a higher priority.
So would we not save money by simply hanging on to a man who is probably content to be back up to Auba and Lacca, giving himself time to find his form?
With Ramsey and Mhkitaryan not involved in the Europa League Final, I’d risk him as our attacking option from the bench, given that he’s back in training.
Think about it, if we need a goal in Baku, do you trust Welbeck or Iwobi in the final third?