Danny Welbeck to Arsenal latest: Striker closes in on £17m switch from Manchester United
Welbeck is expected to sign a five-year deal at the Emirates
The England international was at Arsenal’s training headquarters London Colney this morning and was watched closely during the morning by a key member of Arsene Wenger’s staff. The club were aware that Welbeck, 24, had other options but it was always the player’s preference to move to Arsenal, and on a permanent deal rather than a loan.
Welbeck will be back at Colney tomorrow morning with the England squad to train. He has been at United since the age of eight and played throughout the academy age groups. He has a Premier League winners’ medal from 2013 but has always struggled to claim for his own the central striker’s role, finding himself behind Wayne Rooney and, latterly, Robin Van Persie.
Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United on £9m loan
Tottenham to offer Andros Townsend to Saints in £14m bid for Rodriguez
Wenger refuses to bow to pressure as fans demand striker
Welbeck is the last deal of the window for Arsenal. The club have also sold defender Ignasi Miquel to Norwich City and sent Ryo Miyaichi on loan to FC Twente in the Netherlands.
Latest in Sport
What time is the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble on? TV details and full card
Sam Burgess: Bath and England's next big thing
Australian Open 2015: Andy Murray gets his revenge over Grigor Dimitrov to face home favourite Nick Kyrgios
Brighton 2 Arsenal 3 player ratings: Did Tomas Rosicky's performance and goal make him man of the match at Amex Stadium?
Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Glen Johnson to stay; Fabian Delph move goes up in flames; Marc-Andre Ter Stegen for loan deal
- 1 Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd