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Danny Welbeck - Player of the Week

Danny Welbeck - Player of the Week

Welbeck wins it for England!

Welbeck celebrates with England teammate, Wayne Rooney.Danny Welbeck scored twice for England, as they beat Slovenia 3-1 to continue their winning start to the 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign. After 4 matches, England are one of only 3 teams (Czech Republic and Slovakia are the other 2) with a 100% winning record. Welbeck is currently the top scorer in European qualifying, with 5 goals in only 4 matches. The other goalscorer in the match was Manchester Utd's, Wayne Rooney and this weekend the two strikers will be on opposite sides, when Arsenal play Manchester Utd at the Emirates Stadium. 

"I'm pleased everybody is now recognising Danny Welbeck's talent."  Roy Hodgson, England manager.

What do we know about Danny Welbeck?

Welbeck scores for Arsenal.Danny Welbeck was born on 26 November, 1990 in Manchester, England. He was spotted by Manchester Utd when he was only 8 years old, and invited to play for their youth team. He made his Premier League debut for Man Utd when he was 17 and arrived with a bang! He scored with a beautiful curling shot from nearly 30 metres, in a 5-0 win against Stoke City. After a few first team appearances and a winning appearance in the 2009 League Cup Final, Welbeck was sent on loan to get more experience. First he played in the Championship with Preston, where Sir Alex Ferguson's son, Darren, was manager. In the 2010/11 season, Welbeck played in the Premier League with Sunderland. Welbeck returned to Man Utd's first team squad in 2011/12, and in total made 142 appearances for The Red Devils and helped them win the Premier League title in 2012/13. On the final day of the 2014 Summer transfer window, Welbeck moved to Arsenal for around £16 million.

"I know Welbeck is quick but he can be electric - he has great pace."  Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager.

How has Welbeck's Arsenal career begun?

Old teammates, Welbeck and Rooney.Welbeck has started well at Arsenal and has scored 5 goals in 12 appearances, including his first ever hat-trick, in a Champions League game against Turkish team, Galatasaray. This season, Welbeck has been playing as a central striker for both his club and country, and his goalscoring has improved dramatically with 5 goals for Arsenal and 5 for England already. At Man Utd, Welbeck played mainly as a winger, and with competition from Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamael Falcao for the striking positions it was difficult for him to play in his preferred position. With Welbeck playing against his old club this weekend he will hope that he can show what Man Utd are missing.

"Welbeck's scoring goals for England, for Arsenal and he deserves all the credit he gets because he's a fantastic football player."  England captain, Wayne Rooney.

Is Welbeck the only player to move from Old Trafford to the Emirates?

Welbeck with the match ball after a hat-trick.Out of the current Arsenal squad, no other player has previously played for Manchester United. In fact, the only player to move from Manchester United to Arsenal in the Premier League era is the French international Mikael Silvestre. After 10 years with Man Utd, Silvestre played two seasons for the London based team. There have been very few transfers in the other direction too. In fact, the only player to move from Arsenal to Man Utd in the Premier League era is Robin van Persie. Van Persie made 277 appearances for the Gunners and scored 132 goals, before moving to Manchester in 2012. Will it be the ex-Red Devil or the ex-Gunner who finishes on top this weekend?

"I forgot the match ball. My last hat-trick was probably for Man Utd reserves!"  Welbeck talking about his first hat-trick in professional football.

Who is Arsenal's greatest Premier League striker?

Welbeck with some of his new Arsenal teammates.During the Premier League, Arsenal have had some fantastic strikers, Danny Welbeck, and Robin van Persie before him, are just two of the most recent strikers to score goals in Arsenal colours. Who do you think is Arsenal's greatest ever Premier League striker?  

  • Ian Wright (185 goals)
  • Dennis Bergkamp (120 goals)
  • Thierry Henry (228 goals)

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Welbeck scoring his first Arsenal goal, Getty.

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Welbeck wins it for England!

Danny Welbeck scored twice for England, as they beat Slovenia 3-1 to continue their winning start to the 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign. After 4 matches, England are one of only 3 teams (Czech Republic and Slovakia are the other 2) with a 100% winning record. Welbeck is currently the top scorer in European qualifying, with 5 goals in only 4 matches. The other goalscorer in the match was Manchester Utd's, Wayne Rooney and this weekend the two strikers will be on opposite sides when Arsenal play Manchester Utd at the Emirates Stadium. 

"I'm pleased everybody is now recognising Danny Welbeck's talent."  Roy Hodgson, England manager.

What do we know about Danny Welbeck?

Danny Welbeck was born on 26 November, 1990 in Manchester, England. He was spotted by Manchester Utd when he was only 8 years old and invited to play for their youth team. He made his Premier League debut for Man Utd when he was 17 and arrived with a bang! He scored with a beautiful curling shot from nearly 30 metres in a 5-0 win against Stoke City. After a few first team appearances and a winning appearance in the 2009 League Cup Final, Welbeck was sent on loan to get more experience. First he played in the Championship with Preston (where Sir Alex Ferguson's son, Darren, was manager) and then in the 2010/11 season in the Premier League with Sunderland. Welbeck returned to Man Utd's first team squad in 2011/12, and in total made 142 appearances for The Red Devils and helped them win the Premier League title in 2012/13. On the final day of the 2014 Summer transfer window, Welbeck moved to Arsenal for around £16 million.

"I know Welbeck is quick but he can be electric - he has great pace."  Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager.

How has Welbeck's Arsenal career begun?

Welbeck has started brightly at Arsenal and has scored 5 goals in 12 appearances, which included his first ever hat-trick, in a Champions League game against Turkish team, Galatasaray. This season, Welbeck has been playing as a central striker for both his club and country and his goalscoring form has improved dramatically with 5 goals for Arsenal and 5 for England already. At Man Utd, Welbeck played mainly as a winger and with competition from Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamael Falcao for the striking positions it was difficult for him to play in his preferred position. With Welbeck playing against his old club this weekend he will hope that he can show what Man Utd are missing.

"Welbeck's scoring goals for England, for Arsenal and he deserves all the credit he gets because he's a fantastic football player."  England captain, Wayne Rooney.

Is Welbeck the only player to move from Old Trafford to the Emirates?

Out of the current Arsenal squad, no other player has previously played for Manchester United. In fact, the only player to move from Manchester United to Arsenal in the Premier League era is the French international Mikael Silvestre. After 10 years with Man Utd, Silvestre played two seasons for the London based team. There have been very few transfers in the other direction too. In fact, the only player to move from Arsenal to Man Utd in the Premier League era is Robin van Persie. Van Persie made 277 appearances for the Gunners and scored 132 goals, before moving to Manchester in 2012. Will it be the ex-Red Devil or the ex-Gunner who finishes on top this weekend?

"I forgot the match ball. My last hat-trick was probably for Man Utd reserves!"  Welbeck talking about his first hat-trick in professional football.

Who is Arsenal's greatest Premier League striker?

During the Premier League, Arsenal have had some fantastic strikers, Danny Welbeck, and Robin van Persie before him, are just two of the most recent strikers to score goals in Arsenal colours. Who do you think is Arsenal's greatest ever Premier League striker?  

  • Ian Wright (185 goals)
  • Dennis Bergkamp (120 goals)
  • Thierry Henry (228 goals)

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Did you know.......?

  • When Welbeck was eight years-old he was rejected by Manchester City.
  • Welbeck got 'A' grades at English literature and maths at school.
  • Ghana wanted Welbeck to play for the country of his parents, but he said no and he made his England debut against Ghana in March 2011.
  • Robin van Persie was the first player to move from Arsenal to Manchester United since 1987. 
  • In 2011, Man Utd beat Arsenal 8-2. Welbeck was a Man Utd scorer and van Persie was an Arsenal scorer that day.
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Do you think players should celebrate goals against their old teams? 

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hsn's picture
hsn
04/12/2022
TR
5526
points

Sentence
• Out of the current pilots no one has attempted previously to pass Atlantic Ocean by flying.
Football phrase suggestion; Forfeit
• According to FIFA rules the limit of red cards for each team per match is four, when number of players left less than seven then team get forfeited the game.
Note
• I don't want to see people who have distended belly. Our motto is keep walking as possible as you can everyday:-)
• A player have to be professional and could play every team and every position. Managers and fans should know this fact.


hsn's picture
hsn
04/12/2022 17:16
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5526

Sentence
• Out of the current pilots no one has attempted previously to pass Atlantic Ocean by flying.
Football phrase suggestion; Forfeit
• According to FIFA rules the limit of red cards for each team per match is four, when number of players left less than seven then team get forfeited the game.
Note
• I don't want to see people who have distended belly. Our motto is keep walking as possible as you can everyday:-)
• A player have to be professional and could play every team and every position. Managers and fans should know this fact.

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Gabriel Amaral
10/06/2021
BR
1512
points

I think they must. I can't see thus as a problem, but I understand when players doesn't feel comfortable to do so.
For sure fans feel horrible!


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Gabriel Amaral
10/06/2021 16:36
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I think they must. I can't see thus as a problem, but I understand when players doesn't feel comfortable to do so.
For sure fans feel horrible!

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mobeckham
21/06/2020
TR
6510
points

I think it's a kind of respect and appreciation not to celebrate when you score against your old club because there are lots of fans that still love you so it's nice to respect their emotions.


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mobeckham
21/06/2020 22:10
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I think it's a kind of respect and appreciation not to celebrate when you score against your old club because there are lots of fans that still love you so it's nice to respect their emotions.

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kwesimanifest
02/07/2016
GH
4768
points

They get pissed


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/07/2016 11:17
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

They get pissed

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/07/2016
GH
4768
points

Yes they should


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kwesimanifest
02/07/2016 11:16
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Yes they should

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HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016
TR
1761
points

they might feel missed.


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HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016 21:14
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

they might feel missed.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016
TR
1761
points

No,they shouldn't,because they must be respectful.


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HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016 21:14
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

No,they shouldn't,because they must be respectful.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
22/02/2016
PS
3705
points

No the must not celebrate.


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assemjuve
22/02/2016 15:13
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No the must not celebrate.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
22/02/2016
PS
3705
points

They feel ashamed.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
22/02/2016 15:12
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

They feel ashamed.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
02/12/2015
ME
3557
points

I'm afraid Welbeck won't be in a form when he comes back. And Van Persie is definitely out of form. But his name will be written in the history of the Premier League forever.


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aragorn1986
02/12/2015 13:51
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I'm afraid Welbeck won't be in a form when he comes back. And Van Persie is definitely out of form. But his name will be written in the history of the Premier League forever.

nikosonris
17/11/2015
UA
2453
points

That's why I do respect the decision made by Steven Gerrard to avoid facing his club.


nikosonris
17/11/2015 14:09
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

That's why I do respect the decision made by Steven Gerrard to avoid facing his club.

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aragorn1986
02/11/2015
ME
3557
points

They should avoid that if they are smart. If it is a rival team then it is extremely hard for the fans.


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aragorn1986
02/11/2015 21:00
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

They should avoid that if they are smart. If it is a rival team then it is extremely hard for the fans.

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almirpereira
25/10/2015
BR
1326
points

Wow Danny Welbeck You're D +!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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almirpereira
25/10/2015 15:06
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

Wow Danny Welbeck You're D +!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Abdallah
29/09/2015
KW
1814
points

I don't think he's a good player


Abdallah
29/09/2015 15:40
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

I don't think he's a good player

Gilgames
25/11/2014
ME
7
points

litle lol


Gilgames
25/11/2014 13:51
Montenegro
Newcastle United
7

litle lol

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