Arsenal-owned youngster hails signing of 'top player' Danny Welbeck

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Carl Jenkinson is excited at the prospect of seeing Danny Welbeck feature in the Arsenal attack.

Arsenal loanee Carl Jenkinson has backed Danny Welbeck to be a 'top player' for the Gunners for many years after signing from Manchester United on transfer deadline day.

The Red Devils brought in Colombian forward Radamel Falcao on the final day of the window and decided to offload Welbeck to clear their logjam up front.

With French striker Olivier Giroud out with an ankle injury until the New Year, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger brought in the England international to fill the gap in attack.

Jenkinson, who is on loan at West Ham United for the duration of this season, believes that the £16 million deal will be an excellent piece of business for his parent club.

"I think it was a great signing, I was really pleased to see him come in," Jenkinson told

"He's a young lad who is proven, really, at the highest level. He has played numerous times for England and he's only 23, so I think he's going to be a very positive signing.

"He fits the Arsenal fit in terms of signing, he's young and I think he can be a top player for us for years to come.

"I suppose he's slightly different to some of the players that we have got there at the moment. He's very strong, very quick and he's got an eye for goal too. So I think he will be a great success for Arsenal and I hope he is."

Welbeck has not been prolific in the Premier League by any means. He scored 29 goals from 142 games for Manchester United, and 20 from 90 appearances in the league. He was, however, often deployed on either flank for the club, with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie keeping him out of the centre-forward position.

The Arsenal squad is jam-packed with talented wide men, meaning that the 23-year-old should get plenty of opportunities to play in his favoured position.

Jenkinson will no doubt be hoping that he can link up with his fellow Englishman when he returns from his loan spell prior to next season.

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