Danny Welbeck says it’s different for him at Arsenal but he is enjoying the change. Welbeck was signed from Manchester United on deadline day, a transfer that angered many United supporters since he was a Manchester born player who had progressed through the youth ranks. Welbeck, in fact, was the symbol of Manchester United youth policy until Van Gaal decided to sell him to Arsenal.
Welbz has been fantastic since his move and the striker has revealed how he’s adapting himself to the change. Welbeck told Arsenal.com:
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.
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.
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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.
We too are looking forward to starting a new adventure where every Arsenal player is blessed with a chrome steel leg, an iron clad shield and a helmet that can withstand even a meteor shower. Also my hope is that Danny becomes a goal scoring monster and upon his return to Old Trafford scores a hat trick and Van Gaal loses his sanity. Hope springs eternal.