Welbeck set to Renew Contract
It looks like Arsenal have decided that Danny Welbeck is too valuable a resource to be allowed to leave on a free transfer next season, with the Gunners management team now discussing his new contract, and hopeful a new deal can be concluded in a matter of weeks.
The decision to keep Welbeck at the Emirates has been backed by Ian Wright, with the enthusiastic Gunners legend saying that Arsenal needed to keep players such as ex-Manchester United Danny Welbeck, if they are to compete for the Champions League spaces once more.
Welbeck scored twice in Carabao Cup this week, sending Arsenal into the fourth round with a 3-1 victory. Whilst it was admittedly only a small success that they gained at the expense of Brentford, Welbeck was instrumental in concluding the game quickly and effectively, with two goals before half-time allowing coach Unai Emery the opportunity to play some youngsters and give his stars some rest.
Arsenal are now unbeaten in 8 matches, and seem to be a good team to have in your weekend accumulator right now, especially given the fact that their next two weekend games are at home, and against sides that look like they will be in the wrong half of the table come the end of the season.
Welbeck’s contract at Arsenal is now coming to an end, with this being his fifth season at the club, but all parties are confident that new terms can be agreed. Wright states that his former club would regret if they have to let him go since he is such a valuable asset for the team.
Being 27 years of age, he still has his best years ahead of him, and all Arsenal fans have been impressed by his performances so far this season, having scored four times in total, and started to compete with the best players at the club to make one of the two forward positions his own. Currently, Danny is competing with record-signing Aubameyang and Lacazette for the chance to play up-front.
Arsenal started off the 2018/19 season on rocky ground, with a few unimpressive (and incohesive) performances, but slowly the team have started to play the kind of football that Unai Emery was brought in to manage. With an emphasis on the counter-press, and attacking at pace, it is no wonder that opportunities have started to come Welbeck’s way, and he has to be one of the fastest at the club.