Arsenal’s deadline-day signing, Danny Welbeck, has sensationally revealed that he “dreamed” of playing for Arsenal while he was at Manchester United.
The 23-year-old centre forward made this known during an interview with the official website of the Gunners. After 13 years with the Red Devils, the England forward said he believed coming to Arsenal was the right decision to make.
“I really do believe that coming to Arsenal is the right decision,” he said.
“It’s great to be a part of this club and it’s a team that I’ve always watched in the Premier League. I’ve envisaged myself playing in this team before. For it to finally happen is very exciting.”
Welbeck, who made the back of the net for United 29 times in 142 first-team appearances, hailed Arsene Wenger’s tactics, saying he would keep the goals coming with the “magnificent” mid-field.
“I believe [with] the style of play the manager’s got and the boys play and with the magnificent players in midfield slotting balls through, I can run on to the end of those balls and slot them away,” he said.
Notwithstanding his optimism with his move to Arsenal, he expressed mixed feelings concerning his exit from his childhood club.
“I’ve been at United ever since I was a little boy and I had a great time there,” he said.
“I just think this is the next stage of my development – to come to Arsenal, to really show people what I can do as a footballer and hopefully get to the place where I want to be. I’m an Arsenal player and I couldn’t be any happier at the moment.
“They’ve done well in recent years. Last year, we got the FA Cup and I feel like it’s time where we could really push on and try and challenge for the Premier League title. I’ve got one [Premier League] medal and it’s something that I really want to add to.”