Jamie Redknapp has hailed Arsenal's £16 million purchase of Danny Welbeck as 'the bargain of the century' after the powerful forward played a starring role in England's 2-0 win over Switzerland last night.
Welbeck moved to the Emirates on deadline day, after Manchester United decided to cash-in on the 23-year-old, and Redknapp clearly feels that the Gunners have got one of the best deals ever made.
Welbeck was allowed to leave United after they brought in Falcao and he will go straight into Arsenal's first-team, where he will be expected to lead the line.
Redknapp clearly feels that he can do a good job, too, and has backed the deal to be another example of the shrewd spending which has been a feature of Arsene Wenger's legacy at the Emirates.
The Sky Sports pundit said after the match: "It was a crazy transfer window but I think Arsenal have got such a bargain with this man. They paid £16million and when players are going to Championship clubs for £12million, that is the bargain of the century."
"He gives you an outlet. If you look at that Arsenal side and the pace they have where they can break and counter, he’s perfect for it, he really is."
Welbeck gave a performance for the Three Lions which has already gone some way to proving why Wenger was keen to bring him in over the summer.
The United youth product scored both goals in the Three Lions' success, as his pace and power shone through.
Welbeck was also handed a role up-front by Roy Hodgson, as he will play at the Emirates, and his direct approach will be encouraging for Arsenal supporters who have been crying out for the club to sign a natural goalscorer for some time.
Although Welbeck is still yet to prove he has a predatory instinct in-front of goal, the hope is that with added responsibility he will thrive.
At United, he was often played out on a wing, but the England international will be expected to spearhead Arsenal's attack and if he plays like he did last night for his nation he is sure to be a huge success in North-London.