Michael Owen hails Arsenal signing: 'Top player'

Welbeck & Bonucci England vs Italy Euro 2012

Former England striker Michael Owen has backed Arsenal's decision to sign Danny Welbeck.

New Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck has received backing from a former teammate, and one who once wore an England shirt himself.

After watching his two-goal display against Switzerland in midweek, Michael Owen took to Twitter to praise the forward and suggest that Arsenal have spent their money wisely.

Owen did not add whether he is willing to re-assess his pre-season prediction of Arsenal finishing fifth, but clearly Welbeck's arrival will not hurt their title aspirations, which ultimately is the club's goal.

Rio Ferdinand suggested at the weekend that Manchester United would regret selling Welbeck, and whether that is the case themselves, there is a strong chance they could look back on their decision to allow him to join a rival as a mistake.

Arsenal were facing half a season of frustration with Olivier Giroud out injured and Yaya Sanogo the stand-in. Welbeck is suddenly their great hope in terms of goals, and the signs were for England last night, that Arsene Wenger's late addition will be a good one.

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