Danny Welbeck personifies POWER SHIFT from Manchester United to Arsenal following Arsene Wenger’s summer of upgrades

Danny Welbeck

The transfer window has now shut with mixed opinions on how Arsenal dealt with their business. Was it a successful transfer window? Gooners ask me. I think it was very successful and in many ways to be fully honest.  

With the likes of Bacary Sagna, Lukasz Fabianski, Thomas Vermaelen and Nicklas Bendtner leaving the club, we have brought in players including our newest recruit Danny Welbeck (still weird to name him as an Arsenal player) who are in one way or another better than the ones who left.

In other words we have upgraded.

David Opsina looks to be a talented player and is younger than Fabianski. Mathieu Debuchy has similar qualities to Bacary Sagna but is also younger and hungry to succeed at a big club. Calum Chambers definitely has more promise than Thomas Vermaelen and in my opinion looks a better player even at 19 years old and last but not least both Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, who are a definite upgrade to the one and only Nicklas Bendtner.

With that being said we have all seen the amount of money spent by Manchester United on proven stars, a surprise to say the least considering the interviews Sir Alex Ferguson had in the past on how paying silly money and silly wages is just not what Manchester United do.

Manchester United always had young exciting players who would grow up to become really good footballers, but this year that has changed and in my opinion it is a positive for Arsenal.

The Barclays Premier League has always been a pleasure to watch, with teams like Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool fighting for the title every year. From the above, only Arsenal and Manchester United (and maybe Liverpool) had the reputation of bringing in youngsters and nurturing them to become great players.

After Manchester United’s manic spree this year, I think the force has changed and it is only at Arsenal where young talent can come in and have a chance to get first team football and show what they have.

Mathieu Flamini, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, Leicester

Is that a gain for Arsenal?

It definitely is.

A great example can be Danny Welbeck.

A Manchester United player through and through, Welbeck decided to join Arsenal in order to grow and improve his scoring abilities. He talked about how excited he was to be part of a team who showcase a great brand of football week in week out.

United fans on Twitter were fuming even though they had signed one of the best strikers in world. Signing the galacticos of the world is an exciting idea, but for the long term it damages the ties you have with your youngsters and pushes you to buy more and more (Real Madrid comes to mind).

Teams like Southampton and Liverpool are also known to promote youth into their first team, but as a consistent top four team it is only Arsenal who has the upper hand on their rivals now and if a promising young player comes along, Arsenal is the place to be.

In the end, we should all be proud because we have done a great job to smoothly improve our squad, maintain our values and ethics and build on that base of improving young exciting footballers.

At the end of the day it is the enjoyment of the football that makes a football club a great one, it gets the fans going and it makes the memories worthwhile.

Let me know what you think.

Daniel Baz

19 Responses to Danny Welbeck personifies POWER SHIFT from Manchester United to Arsenal following Arsene Wenger’s summer of upgrades

  1. Roman September 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    I think Danny Welbeck came to Arsenal because he didnt make it at Manchester United.

  2. john September 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Im Sorry, We let him go because we got Falcao, and he was not good enough

  3. Ryan Bergkamp September 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Arsenal have the most talented core of British players. With The Ox, Ramsey, Wilshere, Chambers, Walcott, Gibbs, Jenkinson and Danny Welbeck. The team can push on from here and keep these players together. They will be a force. Arsenal till I die!

  4. Dave Pistol September 5, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    Haven’t United promoted Tyler Blackett, Reece James and James Wilson into their first team squad as well Januzaj from last year? Danny Welbeck will prove his doubters wrong but he was moved on because Van Gaal sees Wilson as a more promising prospect.

    • Daniel Baz September 7, 2014 at 1:05 am #

      Hey Dave Pistol,

      Could be but lets not overhype James Wilson, he is a great prospect though.

      They have promoted but I don’t see that core they used to have with Ferguson.

      Thanks for reading.

  5. Spanish Red September 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Usual Arsenal optimistic rubbish. United buy your best player, you buy a United cast-off. I agree that, for a team which only wins a trophy every nine years or so, he is an upgrade but he would have been fifth choice striker at United, which isn’t good enough whether he is from the academy or not. The proof of the pudding will be Tyler Blackett, James Wilson, Jesse Lingard, the Keane brothers, (although I have my doubts on them), Adnan Janujaz, Reece James and others too numerous to mention who will get a chance under van Gaal.
    Welbeck decided to join Arsenal for one reason only, HE WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR UNITED!

    • Daniel Baz September 6, 2014 at 12:45 am #

      Hey Spanish Red,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article.

      You call Danny Welbeck a United cast-off?
      Alex Ferguson had nothing but praise for him, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Rene Meulensteen and Mike Phelan thought it was a bad idea to let him go.

      He is no Thierry Henry, but Danny Welbeck is a 23 year old “striker” with loads of potential.

      All the best.

  6. Q September 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    What rubbish… Ethis and values my ass! Ozil, Sanchez, Podolski, That french guy, Carzola, Mertesaker, n I’ll go on. You just mad coz ur team is broke. You tried to get Falcao, Fabrigas so what are you on about.

  7. Q September 5, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    What rubbish… Ethics and values my ass! Ozil, Sanchez, Podolski, That french guy, Carzola, Mertesaker, n I’ll go on. You just mad coz ur team is broke. You tried to get Falcao, Fabrigas so what are you on about.

  8. MUFC September 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    He joined because he knew he had no chance of getting infront of Falcao, RVP, Rooney and James Wilson (GUESS WHERE JAMES WILSON CAME FROM MR KNOW IT ALL; THE UNITED ACADEMY). Also, you should check how many youth players United have in their squad this season, instead of just ranting on hoping no one checks the facts.

    • Daniel Baz September 7, 2014 at 1:32 am #

      Hi MUFC,

      Nice to have you here.

      James Wilson is an exciting prospect, but it’s a bit early for him.

      The reason Danny Welbeck joined Arsenal was because he felt Man United wasn’t the place for him to grow. At 23 years old, Welbeck is still a young player with a lot of time to learn and grow into that ST position.

      Falcao at 28, Rooney at 28 and RVP at 31 are great players, but are they for the long term?


  9. gabe September 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Looser … U jus fucking jealous …. Deep down u wish u can sign falcao and di maria … Keep consoling ursef with ur bullshit article ….. Asswipe

  10. Peter September 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    Still laughing at this analysis. Power shift to Arsenal hahaha! OK seriously, Arsenal did not have a good transfer window. Arsene still afraid to accept the new complexities of world football with top teams starting to buy top talent and fusing it with their roots.

    It is as though you are giving an excuse of not winning the EPL claiming you have younger players… how many times have we heard this? Arsenal needs to harden its steel to win the EPL. # tired of excuses

    • Daniel Baz September 7, 2014 at 1:23 am #

      Hi Peter,

      Arsenal’s philosophy is to bring young exciting players with a mixture of world class talent.

      I did not say that it is an excuse, I actually think the club is proud to have that type of philosophy.

      We all know how teams like PSG, Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid spend money and it isn’t healthy for the game we all love.

      So why do it if it’s wrong?

      Or do we just spend because others are spending?

      Glad you enjoyed the analysis Peter.

      All the best.

  11. Anon September 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I think it is all about stability. I would like to see how Arsenal cope with wenger’s departure. We all know what has happened to Man Utd after Fergie’s departure which caused a change in their strategy.

    • Daniel Baz September 7, 2014 at 1:16 am #

      Hey Anon,

      We all know it will be a huge loss when he decides to leave.

      But the difference is he’s planning for the future with great young players hungry to succeed at Arsenal FC.

      Hopefully when his time comes the club will appoint someone with a similar philosophy.


  12. Boris September 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    No disrespect, but Arsenal fans laughed at Welbeck for being a deadwood for so many years… now that you’ve bought him he suddenly turned “world class”. I read a comment from an Arsenal fan comparing the price tags of Balotelli and Welbeck, who said that if Liverpool bought Welbeck and Arsenal Balotelli for the same amount of money, Arsenal fans will laugh their asses off. United fans were reluctant to let Welbz go because there was some romance in his story being a local lad, growing through the ranks of the academy and handpicked by SAF for the first team, but let’s face it – the guy is very inconsistent and would have always been third choice for the ST position at Old Trafford. Nevertheless, I wish Danny all the best and I hope he becomes a better player at the Emirates.

    • Daniel Baz September 7, 2014 at 1:09 am #

      Hey Boris,

      The thing is, he wasn’t given a chance in his preferred position to show what he has!

      No one called Welbeck “world class”, but he’s a decent footballer with lots of potential at 23 years old.

      Glad to have you on here.

      All the best.

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