Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck

England international Danny joined Arsenal in September 2014.

The 23-year-old joined from Manchester United, where he made a total of 142 appearances, scoring 29 goals.

Danny Welbeck Profile

Born November 26, 1990
Longsight, Greater Manchester
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 23
Previous Club(s) Manchester United, Preston (North End (loan), Sunderland (loan)

Welbeck, who can play as a centre forward or a winger, developed through the youth ranks at Old Trafford and during his time there had successful loan spells at Preston North End and Sunderland.

Making his senior England debut in March 2011, Welbeck was in the England squads for both Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup.

Danny Welbeck's Arsenal Career

  Prem Lge Europe FA Cup Lge Cup C. Shield Total
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2014-2015 18 + 7 4 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 27 + 7 8
Total 18 + 7 4 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 27 + 7 8

My Year

  • 2014/15

September

Danny celebrated his deadline-day move to Emirates Stadium with a brace for England against Switzerland. He then grabbed his first Arsenal goal in their 3-1 victory against Aston Villa after assisting Mesut Ozil’s opener. Speaking after the Villa win, Danny said: “I've not had as many training sessions as I would have liked to but I'm starting to know the other players a lot better. In time I'm sure the understanding will be positive.”

October

Danny netted a hat-trick against Galatasaray and followed it up with a late equaliser against Hull City. Just a couple of months into his Arsenal career, the England striker has demonstrated why Arsene Wenger bought him, offering the Gunners a constant threat up front with his pace, strength and link-up play. “I’m looking to build an understanding with the players and getting to know them better, it’s good to play with this calibre of midfielders, they are only going to create chances,” Danny said after the Galatasaray win.

November

Danny continued to impress in an Arsenal shirt with energetic performances throughout November. The forward scored a brace for England in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia and then scored the Gunners’ winner in their clash with West Bromwich Albion at the end of the month. Speaking after that victory, Danny said: “I’ve had a couple blocked off the line [in recent games] and it just wasn’t going my way, but I’ve got the goal and I’m just looking forward to scoring more and helping the team to win games.”

December

Danny featured in six of Arsenal’s December games and scored the winner in the Gunners’ final game of 2014 against West Ham United. Speaking after the game, the forward said: “I was pleased to get the goal and I’m looking to score many more goals. If I get the opportunity, I’ll try to put them in the back of the net, so I’m a bit disappointed with the [miss] in the second half as well.”

January

Danny missed the whole month through injury.

February

Danny returned from the injury that sidelined him for the whole of January to feature four times for Arsenal.

March

Danny featured in all six of Arsenal’s games in March and scored the winning goal on his return to Old Trafford to secure the Gunners’ spot in the FA Cup semi-finals. The England forward also claimed an assist for Olivier Giroud’s opener in the 2-1 win at Newcastle United. Speaking after the FA Cup win, Arsene Wenger said: “What I like with Danny is that he’s intelligent, he wants to do well for the team, he’s a great talent and recently he has done extremely well for the national team as well. He has shown today when you can produce such a complete performance offensively and defensively, he has a great future.”