With Manchester United tying up the deadline day signing of Radamel Falcao, Danny Welbeck made the brave decision to leave his hometown club in order to seek first team football - but few expected him to join United's rivals Arsenal.
Yet, that's exactly what happened, as Welbeck made the move to North London for £16m.
Having scored four goals in all competitions already, Welbeck has made a positive impact for the Gunners, but when speaking to the Arsenal Magazine, Welbeck admitted that it's been quite the culture change, moving from Manchester to London, but that he''s excited to be starting a new challenge.
"It’s a bit different in London, because obviously I was born and bred in Manchester so that’s a place I know like the back of my hand," the 23 year-old said. "I went to school there and you really get to know the city. Manchester is much smaller so you know a lot of people in the vicinity."
"There were a lot of people in Manchester that I was connected to so it is a bit different coming to London and not knowing as many people. But I have got friends down here and my cousin has been working here for a few years now. It is a change for me but something I’m really looking forward to - starting a new adventure."
Born in Longsight in Manchester, Welbeck has spent his entire life in the North, even with loan spells at Preston North End and Sunderland, and first joined United as an eight-year old.
15 years on, Welbeck is likely to take some time to adjust to life down South, but with he certainly has the drive and determination to succeed despite his transition.