Experienced forward Danny Welbeck has joined Watford on a free from Arsenal.

The Hornets confirmed the signing on their website earlier today and the ex Manchester United player has agreed a permanent contract that will surely bolster The Hornets squad.

Welbeck is still only 28 and very much in his prime.

His development has halted due to a number of injuries but if he can stay fit and maintain his game time then Watford have signed a very good player.

Danny made 14 appearances for Arsenal last season after signing from Manchester United in 2014.

The Manchester-born forward suffered an ankle injury in a Europa tie against Sporting Lisbon in November and had a limited amount of game time since.

Welbeck also represented his country at Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014, and was also part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad that reached the semi-finals at last summer’s World Cup in Russia.

There is no doubt that if Watford can keep the player fit then they will have a good chance of challenging for a top six place.

The 28-year-old has been hampered by injuries since arriving at Arsenal in 2014 and that and his wage demands has put off suitors.
He scored 32 goals from 126 appearances for the Gunners following a £16million arrival from United, where he came through the academy ranks.


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