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.
Do you qualify – and how do you get it?
The Mayor of London's sister, Rachel Johnson, apologises for shocking tweet about the PM
Actress isn't a fan of Ed Miliband
Video: The official full-length trailer for the Jurassic Park sequel has dropped – two days early
Latest in Sport
Phil Hughes head injury: Cricket world reels as Australian opener fights for his life
Sam Wallace: Players of Suarez’s standing just don’t sign for clubs like Liverpool
Phil Hughes injury: Batsman had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich comment: Frank Lampard's part in City win shows folly of letting him leave
Schalke vs Chelsea: Roberto Di Matteo admits thrashing by former side was most painful defeat of his career
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Black Friday 2014: Opening hours for John Lewis, Asda, PC World, GAME and Argos
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services