Danny Welbeck admits that life is very different for him at Arsenal - but he is loving his “new adventure”.
The England international was with Manchester United from the age of eight until his transfer deadline-day move to Emirates Stadium.
Welbeck has made an immediate impression for the Gunners, and he says he is thriving on the fresh challenge.
"There were a lot of people in Manchester that I was connected to so it is a bit different coming to London and not knowing as many people"
“It’s a bit different in London, because obviously I was born and bred in Manchester so that’s a place I know like the back of my hand,” the 23 year-old told the Arsenal Magazine.
“I went to school there and you really get to know the city. Manchester is much smaller so you know a lot of people in the vicinity.
“Growing up there, we played lots of different schools and you’d see people you knew in town all the time. I used to get two buses to school and you’d see more or less everyone in the city centre, so I kind of knew everyone around my age group.
“There were a lot of people in Manchester that I was connected to so it is a bit different coming to London and not knowing as many people. But I have got friends down here and my cousin has been working here for a few years now.
“It is a change for me but something I’m really looking forward to - starting a new adventure.”
The November edition of the Arsenal Magazine is out now, featuring exclusive interviews with Danny Welbeck, Arsène Wenger, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott, Robert Pires and Nigel Winterburn, as well as in depth features, statistical analysis and competitions.
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