Emery Decided to Keep £70,000-a-week Arsenal Star at Emirates Stadium

August 18, 2018

Unai Emery has explained his choice to keep Danny Welbeck at the club, despite the England international being hardly linked with a move away from Emirates.

Danny Welbeck was supposedly on the radar of many Premier League sides during the summer transfer window, which closed for English teams on Thursday.

Unai Emery has also ruled out selling the 27-year-old to a foreign club the end of the month as he is a big fan of the player’s versatility.

“I said to Danny when he arrived with us after the holidays, I want the best ­performance of his career, and he should work for that,” he told reporters. “Then he can play as a left winger, right winger or striker.

“I want him to get better with his ­quality and his data in this year – more goals, more assists and working to help when we need quick pressing against the opposition.

“Danny is one of the players who has a multi-position possibility – right winger, a left winger, striker. On Friday he worked with us at left-back. His performance was good. I like this spirit, and he can help positions across the team with the positivity of it.