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Football: Danny Welbeck says he 'envisaged' Arsenal move

Published on Sep 3, 2014 7:29 PM
 
England's Danny Welbeck gestures during a training session at Arsenal's training facility in London Colney, north of London, on Sept 1, 2014. England forward Danny Welbeck risked antagonising supporters of his former club Manchester United on Wednesday after admitting that he “envisaged” playing for Arsenal even before joining them. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - England forward Danny Welbeck risked antagonising supporters of his former club Manchester United on Wednesday after admitting that he “envisaged” playing for Arsenal even before joining them.

A Manchester-born United fan, Welbeck graduated through the youth ranks at Old Trafford but was allowed to join Arsenal on Monday for a fee of around 16 million pounds (S$33.1 million).

“It’s exciting times for me. It’s great to be a part of this club and it’s a team that I’ve always watched in the Premier League,” Welbeck told the Arsenal website.

“I’ve envisaged myself playing in this team before. For it to finally happen is very exciting.” Figures associated with United have expressed dismay over the club’s decision to sell a young home-grown player such as Welbeck.

 
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