I’m writing this post at 11:00pm last night as the deadline day window has just slammed firmly shut. However, Arsenal have just been granted an extension by the FA to secure the services of Danny Welbeck. I’m going to assume it will be completed and Welbeck will officially sign as I truly cannot be f*cked to wait around any longer for confirmation.
First things first (I’m the realest…), the signing itself (this post is going to be utterly pointless if something occurs whilst I’m sleeping). Extraordinary it is certainly not, but it is also an acquisition some distance from the label of “appalling” some have stuck to it. In fact, the more thought I give, the better it sounds. Arsenal have signed a 24-year-old England international, a Premiership winner and someone who started 70+ games under Alex Ferguson. Granted, stating those facts does smack a little of trying to gift wrap a turd, but we shouldn’t be totally devastated. Welbeck is a solid, Premiership-quality player.
With United getting Falcao (no confirmation on this one either at 11:05pm) it’s easy to see why some fans are in uproar. Continue reading