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Daniel Welbeck | Forward

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 161

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Danny Welbeck's goal was all that was needed for Arsenal to grab three points as the Gunners held on to defeat West Brom, 0-1.
Arsenal by no means dominated in this one but they will happily take the points after having lost back to back matches. Santi Cazorla was the creator for most of the day, and even though his goal drought continues, he supplied the assist when he sprinted all the way down the left flank and sent a cross to the middle of the area where Welbeck rose to head home. The defense, with their #1 Wojciech Szczesny absent through injury did well to protect the inexperienced Emiliano Martinez, with the return of Laurent Koscielny giving them a noticeable boost. Welbeck ideally needs to increase his current goal rate, especially to help on days when Alexis Sanchez is not feeling it, which is exactly how they managed to win today. Nov 29 - 9:45 AM
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Danny Welbeck was not fit enough to make the squad for Arsenal's critical Champions League match with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Welbeck was a bit on the gimpy side coming off of England duty but Arsene Wenger chose to start him against his former club on Saturday. Welbeck didn't look entirely healthy at the end of the 2-1 loss to United and the issue was confirmed as the forward was left out of the squad against Dortmund. Arsenal have yet to release any details on the extent of the injury or when Welbeck might be expected back in the line-up.
Nov 26 - 3:30 PM

Danny Welbeck (hamstring) and Alexis Sanchez (travel) will be assessed ahead of Arsenal's match with Manchester United with neither being 100% certain of starting.

Given the critical nature of the match-up, it seems likely that Arsene Wenger will start both players unless one or the other will either be significantly less than their best or at risk of making a small injury worse. Welbeck was withdrawn from England's friendly against Scotland on Tuesday and could be rested for United if Olivier Giroud is deemed fit enough and match-ready enough to start in his place. Alexis Sanchez would have to be in pretty rough shape from his international travels not to start given his form.
Nov 21 - 11:06 AM

Former Manchester United forward may not be fit to face his former team on Saturday after being substituted against Scotland on Tuesday.

Danny Welbeck was substituted off in the 66th minute against Scotland with stiffness in his hamstring. His status for Saturday against Manchester United is not yet clear. With Olivier Giroud potentially available, Arsene Wenger will have to decide which forward is closer to full fitness as he selects his starting eleven against their old nemesis. Both clubs will be without key players due to injury with Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, and Mesut Ozil definitely out and a raft of others questionable including Welbeck, Luke Shaw, Falcao and just about everyone in United's defense.
Nov 20 - 11:53 AM

Danny Welbeck was at it again over the weekend scoring late to secure Arsenal a point in their 2-2 draw with Hull City.

The England striker hasn't quite lived up to the hopes of Arsenal supporters who thought he might turn out to be Daniel Sturridge 2.0 after his move from Manchester United. While Welbeck hasn't been quite as spectacular as Sturridge was upon his move to Liverpool he has been effective. Against Hull City he notched his second Premier League goal in five starts while pulling his overall total to five goals in seven starts across all competitions. It will be interesting to see if he can scale further heights if Arsenal ever get a healthy first choice eleven on the field at the same time.
Oct 22 - 1:24 PM

Arsenal won't refuse the point but they won't be happy with the 2-2 result against Hull City in Week 8 action.

The match started well enough with Alexis Sanchez dribbling in from the right wing and firing a 13th minute goal past HCFC goalkeeper Steve Harper. It went downhill quickly after that as Mohamed Diame tugged Mathieu Flamini back to allow himself an opportunity in alone on Wojciech Szczesny which he converted to draw he contest even. Seconds after halftime Per Mertesacker was slow to react to a Tom Huddlestone cross which allowed Abel Hernandez run in front of him for a well taken headed goal. Danny Welbeck scored in stoppage time on an Alexis Sanchez assist to prevent an embarrassing home loss but a draw is simply not a good enough result if Arsenal hope to maintain their regular Champions League spot.
Oct 18 - 12:40 PM

Danny Welbeck can continue his impressive start to his Arsenal career against Hull City.

It's a close call between Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez when it comes to picking an Arsenal striker, but we've gone for Welbeck because of his position as the focal point of the Gunners attack. Hull have been conceding too many goals, they will be missing their first choice goalkeeper due to injury and the England man can trouble Michael Dawson with his pace.
Oct 17 - 7:52 AM

Arsenal dominated Galatasaray 4-1 at the Emirates in Champions League action behind a Danny Welbeck hat trick.

Danny Welbeck announced his claim as Arsenal's first choice center forward with a Champions League hat trick at home against Galatasaray on Wednesday. With news of Olivier Giroud's contract extension coming yesterday questions about who the starter might be when both are healthy were raised. Welbeck provided his answer with a clinical hat trick. The frightening thing is that he could have had a couple more. He certainly looks like he could follow in the footsteps of Daniel Sturridge in finding a home after a transfer between big clubs. Alexis Sanchez also scored for Arsenal and Wojciech Szczesny was red carded.
Oct 1 - 4:43 PM

Danny Welbeck experienced some cramping in his Arsenal debut but should be OK going forward.

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger believes the forward should be fine going forward. He also praised Welbeck for his play today, saying he looked dangerous. Wenger also added that Welbeck needs to develop his link play better, but that's true for most players who arrive at Arsenal. Arsenal's new signing should be a much better fantasy option against lesser oppositions going ahead.
Sep 13 - 10:58 AM

Danny Welbeck is fit and highly likely to start in the number nine role for Arsenal against Manchester City on Saturday in the early match.

With Olivier Giroud sidelined through December at least, Danny Welbeck should get a significant chance to prove himself in the number nine role starting with Arsenal's match Saturday against defending champions Manchester City. With Alexis Sanchez also capable of playing both wide and central attacking roles, it may be that Arsenal's attack more closely resembles Liverpool's where Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez traded off playing centrally vs. coming in from wide from minute to minute looking to throw the defense off. Welbeck moves from being a fantasy afterthough when he was a reserve at United to being a worthy starter in almost any format.
Sep 12 - 2:57 PM

New Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck fired in a brace to give England a Euro2016 qualifying win in Switzerland.

Arsenal and England supporters with be thrilled with Danny Welbeck's contribution to a huge win for England in Switzerland. After a rotten World Cup and a poor showing against Norway last week England needed a big win. Beating their closest group rival on their own home soil means they should cruise to qualification. Arsenal supporters will be happy to see their new man healthy and productive ahead of his debut against Manchester City on Saturday.
Sep 8 - 6:55 PM

Arsenal have signed Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck for a fee of £16m.

The striker will be expected to contribute right away as Olivier Giroud is out for a few months and Arsenal are desperate for production at the striker position. Yaya Sanogo was horrible over the weekend and is not good enough to be leading Arsenal if they expect to contend for the title. Welbeck can be a very good fantasy option if he can get into form, as he has a great collection of midfielders behind him. Hopeful Arsenal fans are expecting Welbeck to turn into something similar to Daniel Sturridge, but we expect Welbeck to be less lethal and we don't think he'll ever reach Sturridge's level in fantasy or real life.
Source: BBC
Sep 1 - 8:13 PM

Manchester United were shocked 4-0 by MK Dons in League Cup action tonight.

On the night that the red half of Manchester was celebrating the arrival of Angel di Maria a mixed team of senior and relative youngsters were thrashed 4-0 by MK Dons. The starting team did contain Johnny Evans, Danny Welbeck, and Adnan Januzaj so the loss can't be completely dismissed as the result of young players. Di Maria or not Louis Van Gaal has his work cut out for him getting the club back to their former glory.
Aug 26 - 6:44 PM

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has ruled out forward Danny Welbeck for the weekend due to a knee injury.

Welbeck will not be available to open up the season against Swansea and that can open up opportunities for Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata. Mata is an almost guaranteed lock to start but Januzaj could be left on the bench for Chicharito Hernandez if Louis van Gaal decides to play with two strikers. Either way, the news makes Wayne Rooney an even more attractive fantasy option as he'll be relied upon for goals tomorrow.
Aug 15 - 7:07 PM

Danny Welbeck left training on Tuesday with what is reported as an ongoing thigh issue that may keep him out of England's World Cup opener against Italy on Saturday.

The Manchester United forward has been battling Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling for one of the final unsettled spots in England's starting line-up for Saturday. With news of Welbeck's fitness being in question, Sterling's chances of starting seem to be on the rise. Given the success of Liverpool's attack, there are many who are in favor of Sterling starting alongside club mates Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge to provide continuity. Roy Hodgson seemed to be leaning toward Welbeck but may now change course and go with Sterling even if Welbeck is sufficiently recovered to make the bench.
Jun 11 - 11:14 AM