'£16m is nothing' - Wilshere comments on Danny Welbeck transfer

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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere believes he would not have been sold for the price the Gunners paid to buy Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.

Jack WIlshere says that Arsenal wouldn't have sold him for £16 million like Manchester United did with Danny Welbeck.

The Gunners captured Welbeck from United on deadline day, and Wilshere believes that his new teammate can prove to be a bargain buy at the Emirates. 

"It’s a bit like Arsenal letting me go for £16m. It probably won’t happen," he said. 

“In today’s market £16m is nothing really. With the quality Danny’s got, we have a bargain.

“There are not many players that leave one top club for another in England, especially English players. It’s unheard of really.

“Danny can make the difference for Arsenal this season. He has great quality and will be good for us.”

Welbeck joined Arsenal as the man intended to score the goals to fire them into title contention.

After an injury to Olivier Giroud threatened to keep him out for much of the season, Arsene Wenger was forced to act to add goals to his side and Welbeck was identified as the man to provide this. 

The 23-year-old has yet to play for a sustained period spearheading an attack, but the hope is that he will come good with added responsibility at Arsenal.

During his time at Old Trafford, Welbeck was regularly deployed on a wing, but he will be leading the line in North-London and there is an expectation on him to score goals.

With the creativity that Arsenal have behind him, he shouldn't find chances too hard to come but there are still question marks over his finishing ability.

Some of these concerns were put to bed in midweek, when Welbeck scored twice in England's 2-0 win over Switzerland whilst playing up-front, but he will need to prove that he can do this consistently.

His first chance to make an impact at his new club will come this weekend when Arsenal take on Manchester City and a debut goal would be the perfect solution to relieve some of the pressure on him to perform. 

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