Arsenal latest: Welbeck sustains minor injury in England training just hours after signing

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

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There's only one place to start with Arsenal's latest news; the signing of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck. The 23-year-old forward has found first team football hard to come by at Old Trafford, and with Monaco striker Falcao arriving at United on deadline day, Welbeck took the decision to leave the club - for good. Welbeck had been tipped to head out on loan to Tottenham, but he completed a £16m move to the Emirates Stadium - and England boss Roy Hodgson praised the decision.

"When you are a player of his calibre and find yourself at United with competition for places, you don't always get the starts you would like," Hodgson said. "He is going to a club where he will hopefully get more starts and playing time. It is not easy for players playing a small part in club games, then coming and playing 90 minutes for England in intense surroundings. So I am pleased for Danny and I think Arsenal have signed a good player."

Welbeck is currently training with Hodgson's England side ahead of fixtures against Norway and Switzerland, and whilst it's all good news that he has joined the Gunners, the striker has been handed a minor blow having hurt his ankle in training. It's not believed to be too serious and Welbeck should play against Switzerland this weekend, but his participation in tomorrow night's game against Norway is in doubt.

His England team mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is now his club team mate, but the midfielder is hoping for better fortunes on the injury front after missing all three of England's group stage games at this summer's World Cup in Brazil, but the former Southampton man says he enjoyed the experience regardless.

"I didn’t go there anticipating to get injured, especially so close to the start of the tournament, so that was very frustrating," said Oxlade-Chamberlain. "I enjoyed the whole thing because I had it in the back of my mind that I would play some part. It’s something I’ve dreamt of for so many years – it was like a dream come true.

"I was gutted not to be able to make the appearance but I’ll just have to be at the next one. To come out of it with two losses and then be out of the tournament was really disappointing. I couldn’t really get my head around it because I felt that we did OK,” he added.

In other transfer news, Arsenal reserves midfielder Kristoffer Olsson has joined Danish side Midtjylland on loan until the turn of the year, with an option to buy the Swedish youngster.

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