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Rumour: Welbeck given Premier League opportunity

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Former United and Arsenal man is rumoured to be wanted by Watford.

According to The Daily Mail, Watford is interested in bringing the England international Danny Welbeck to Vicarage Road

The forward is a free agent after being released by Arsenal at the end of the 2018/19 season.

There have not been too many offers for Welbeck to consider since his release.

So interest from the Hornets will be welcomed news for the striker.

It was rumored early on in the transfer window, that his wages and demand of a 5 million pound signing on bonus were putting off potential suitors.

Welbeck was on the sidelines for much of last season after a serious ankle injury. His arsenal career was hampered by other smaller injuries too.

He made 142 appearances for United, his home town club. He managed 29 goals and 21 assists there.

Louis Van Gaal was the manager that made the unpopular decision. To dispose of a player that had come through the ranks at the club.

To a rival club too.

The 28-year-old moved to the Gunners for 16 million pound fee in 2014. He has gone on to score 32 goals in 126 appearances for the north London club.

On international duty, he has scored 16 goals from 42 appearances.

It was, however, his persistent injury problems that convinced Arsenal to let him go.

Unai Emery decided that room in the squad was needed for a player that could contribute on a more consistent basis.

He actually missed 123 games through injury for the club. Only 3 less than he played in.

When fit Welbeck is a quality striker, who could definitely help Watford’s cause.

Manager Javi Garcia will be looking to build on Watford’s achievements of last season. Their best ever points tally in the Premier League.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: An injured Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is carried off on a stretcher during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)