Arsenal consider selling Welbeck to London rivals in January


Arsenal are considering selling Danny Welbeck to Crystal Palace against Unai Emery’s wish of wanting to keep him in the squad, according to the Metro.

The striker’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season when he will become available on a free transfer and there has been no indications of a new contract offer from the club.

He has been enjoying the manager’s faith this season and has done well to repay Emery’s faith with 5 goals in 13 appearances in all competitions.

Despite the manager’s faith and his good form, the hierarchy at the club are looking to cash in on the former Manchester United man in January rather than let him leave for nothing next summer.

They will listen to offers in January according to The Sun, and Crystal Palace are said to be considering a cut-price £10 million move for him in January.

He is currently behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette on the pecking order for obvious reasons.

The duo has been imperious this season, especially when partnering each other in attack.

But Welbeck has started all the cup games this season and has managed four goals across the League Cup and Europa league, and one goal in the Premier League.

Palace manager now sees him as the answer to his club’s striking woes and would be willing to offer £10 million to beat other competition like Newcastle and Everton to the chase.

While the fee would mark a £6 million loss from the £16 million Arsenal paid to sign him from Old Trafford in 2014, it would be a decent fee for a player with just six months left on his deal.

Palace have scored just 8 goals in 11 Premier League goals so far and are in desperate need of more firepower which Welbeck could provide if they are able to afford his 75k a week salary.

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