The England international signed a five-year deal with the Gunners last week after being deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford following the arrival of Radamel Falcao.
Redknapp feels the England international could prove to be a bargain transfer and the one best of the summer window.
According to Sky Sports, he said:
I like what he does and the desire he shows to get into the box.
People talk about whether he’s this instinctive player; here I actually think he’s really relaxed. He knows he’s got a bit of time and he just bends it into the corner and that shows you what confidence he’s playing with.
It was a crazy transfer window but I think Arsenal have got such a bargain with this man. They paid £16million and when players are going to Championship clubs for £12million, that is the bargain of the century.
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He gives you an outlet. If you look at that Arsenal side and the pace they have where they can break and counter, he’s perfect for it, he really is.
The young striker was given the chance to play as an out and out striker for England on Monday and he proved how good a striker he is, with his two goals sinking a very tough Switzerland. His first goal came in the 59th minute on a quick counterattack, courtesy of a masterful pass from Raheem Sterling which Welbeck deposited into the right corner.
His second goal came in the final minute of regulation time, on another counterattack which Welbeck ably dispatched into the back of the net. The critics have already started pointing out that the youngster also missed a chance before the goal and that both goals were from short range and don’t necessarily prove that he’s ready to be the focal point of a big clubs attack. However, he scored twice and that’s all that needs to be said.
Welbeck was surrounded by Rooney, Sterling, and Fabian Delph and the youngster will find himself in a similar spot for Arsenal, but accompanied by Sanchez, Ozil, Cazorla, Ramsey and Walcott when he comes back, which is an even more dynamic set up.
He has all the raw ingredients you look for in a modern striker, as he is tall, fast, solid technical ability and has the hunger. Looking forward to see him line up against City this weekend.
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