Welbeck profile
Welbeck profile

Danny Welbeck

Adaptable forward Danny enjoyed a productive first season at Arsenal after arriving from boyhood club Manchester United at the end of the summer 2014 transfer window.

The striker had to wait only three games to score his first Gunners goal, combining with Mesut Ozil to tap home during a 3-0 win at Aston Villa. He continued his fine start to life in north London at the beginning of October, netting a clinical Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray at Emirates Stadium.

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)

Able to lead the attack or operate from the wings, Danny also scored a memorable goal on his first return to Old Trafford in March 2015. He netted the winner against Manchester United in an entertaining FA Cup quarter-final, although he picked up a knee injury shortly afterwards, ruling him out of the last few weeks of the season, including the FA Cup final.

Manchester-born, Danny had spent six seasons in the Red Devils’ first-team squad, making his debut in September 2008 at the age of 17. He went on to win the Premier League, League Cup (twice) and FIFA Club World Cup for United, scoring 29 times in 142 appearances.

An established England international, Danny scored six times in seven appearances for the Three Lions during 2014/15, including match- winning braces against Switzerland and Slovenia in the European Championship qualifiers.

He made his senior international debut against Ghana – the country of his parents’ birth – in 2011 and featured at 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

  • 2015/16
  • 2014/15


Danny missed the whole month through injury.


Danny did not feature in August.


Danny did not play in September.


Danny did not play during October.


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.”


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.


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.”


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.”


Danny missed the whole month through injury.


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


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.”


Danny featured in all four of Arsenal’s April fixtures, and started the FA Cup semi-final victory against Reading. Speaking after the Chelsea game, the England striker said: “I’m happy about the move to Arsenal and I think things will go well for me in the future. It’s a good group of lads and everyone’s been class with me since the day I arrived.”


Danny missed the whole month through injury.