PHOTOS: The most memorable moments of Danny Welbeck's 2014

Danny Welbeck

We take a look back at Danny Welbeck's 2014, where he moved from Manchester United to Arsenal.

For Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck's 2014 has been the most eventful year of his career so far. 

He started at Manchester United, ended it at the Emirates Stadium and spent time in the middle in Brazil representing England. Not bad for a player who is still only 24.

In this piece we take a look a look at the best moments from the striker's year. 

Welbeck made the perfect start to 2014 by opening his account for the year in the first game he played.

Still with Manchester United at this point, Welbeck netted against Tottenham Hotspur, but it was not enough to stop his side from losing the fixture 2-1.

The losing feeling was one which Welbeck had to get used to, with United failing under David Moyes' stewardship.

In the end the Scot was sacked before the end of the season and the Red Devils would only manage to finish seventh in the Premier League table, with Welbeck scoring 10 times in all competitions. 

Despite United's poor form, Welbeck still was named in the England squad which went to the World Cup. 

He was to play a key role for the side, too, but Roy Hodgson's men crashed out at the group stage, without a win, with Welbeck's best match coming against Italy in the Three Lions' opening match. 

When the powerful forward returned to Old Trafford things had changed dramatically. United had appointed Louis van Gaal as manager and everyone at the club was excited by the Dutchman's arrival. 

For Welbeck, however, it was to be the beginning of the end. Van Gaal deemed him surplus to requirements and he completed a surprising £16 million switch to Arsenal on deadline day. 

Upon arriving at Arsenal there was great excitement about the transfer. Welbeck had spent most his time with the Red Devils playing on the wing, but he was to lead the line in North London.

He went on to show his credentials at doing this while on international duty, where he scored twice for England against Switzerland when given a role as a number nine.

His early form at Arsenal was equally impressive too. Welbeck scored four times in his first five games for the Gunners, with a hat-trick against Galatasaray the stand-out moment. 

Since, Welbeck's goal-scoring has rather slowed down. Forced to play in a more peripheral role after the return of Olivier Giroud, the 24-year-old has netted only twice since.

It has summed up Arsenal's season so far, with a number of their players struggling to sustain their optimum form, and Welbeck will be hoping to get back to his best as soon as possible in 2015, to help the Gunners claim a Champions League spot. 

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