Welbeck: Leaving Man Utd for Arsenal the right decision

Danny Welbeck has said he has no regrets leaving Manchester United for Arsenal, believing he made the right decision ahead of the Premier League meeting between the sides this weekend, ESPN has reported.

Welbeck has said that quitting Old Trafford was best for him and his development as a striker, his preferred position, as opposed to the left wing role in which he was often deployed at United. But, he admitted, it wasn’t an easy decision to leave. “When you’ve been somewhere for so long and then you’re going to start a new chapter in your career, you’ve got to think about it a lot,” Welbeck said.

“Over the past year or so, I started to think about what’s best for me,” he continued. “At the time I was playing on the left wing a lot and in a 4-4-2, which is very difficult for me because I can’t make an impact on the game. I can play it to the best of my ability but that’s not best for the team, and I could make a bigger impact playing in my preferred position.

“You start to have thoughts but at that time you’re still going to training and I was still giving 100 percent and giving my all in every single game – that’s just me, I’m not going to change that. But you do start to think about what’s best for you…it’s going well. Arsenal is the place for me to advance my career and take me to the next level.”

Welbeck has thus far made 12 appearances for the Gunners, eight in the Premier League and four in the Champions League, scoring twice domestically and three times in Europe, although he is without a club goal since October 18.

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