According to the Daily Mirror, Everton are monitoring Danny Welbeck’s contract situation at Arsenal, as the forward’s contract creeps closer to ending. The forward is in the last year of his deal with the north London club and there has been no news of contract negotiations regarding the striker.
Welbeck looks to be surplus to requirements and can discuss a move to a foreign club in January. However, the Gunners may contemplate trying to sell the striker in the January transfer window, although he could still prove to be an asset to the Gunners.
Not good enough for the starting line-up
Danny Welbeck has always had the problem of never really being good enough to lead Arsenal’s attack on a regular basis. The England international also usually has superior quality players ahead of him in the pecking order.
I doubt many Gunners fans would say that Welbeck should be in the starting line-up ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette at the minute in the top-flight.
However, Welbeck has been a handy player for coming off the bench or playing in cup competitions when the Gunners bosses have decided to rest the first-choice strikers for Premier League games.
It would be harsh to say that Welbeck is a bad player because he is not. In fact, the striker has scored four goals in his last five appearances in cup and substitute appearances this season.
Everton could be a good move for Welbeck
At 27-years-old, Welbeck has failed to fulfil his potential, mainly due to injuries and lack of regular first-team football. A move to Everton could be a good one for the former Manchester United striker.
The Toffees were reportedly interested in signing Welbeck in the summer, but nothing came of their interest in the end. Strikers Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have struggled for goals, so the Merseysiders are looking to add to their striking options in the near future.
The Toffees style of play would suit Welbeck, as they play quick, attacking football. Whether he could become a more regular goalscorer at Goodison Park is unclear. However, it seems the move could suit the striker.
Needs a move now
Danny Welbeck seems to be quite happy at Arsenal playing as a substitute and starting cup games. However, if he is going to make anything of his career, the striker needs to move to a club where he is playing regularly.
It seems certain he will never get that at Arsenal. The fact that the Gunners are not making a major effort to tie him down suggests he is surplus to requirements. It looks like his time in north London could be up in the near future.
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