On deadline day, Manchester United were stripped of one of their homegrown talents in the form of Danny Welbeck. the 23-year old Longsight-born striker swapped Manchester for London, as he made a £16million move to Arsenal in an attempt to revive his footballing career as a striker.
However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is seemingly unhappy with the signing, and it looks like the board made the decision to bring Welbeck in, rather than the manager himself.
Wenger infamously went to play in a charity match on deadline day, and said that if he’d have been in Manchester the transfer wouldn’t have happened.
The BBC quote Wenger as saying: “If I’d stayed at home he wouldn’t be here now.” He added: “I would have preferred to have taken Welbeck on loan with the option to buy.”
Danny Welbeck was loved by Manchester United fans, and he was loved in Manchester for his hard work, energy and pace. He chose to leave his boyhood club, and many fans are still gutted that he hasn’t even thanked them for their support.
At the end of the day there is absolutely no room for sentiment in football. Radamel Falcao is a better striker than Danny Welbeck, and we’ve certainly got the better deal.
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