Arsenal should reject Crystal Palace’s advances for Danny Welbeck

According to The Sun, Crystal Palace are considering making a £10 million bid for Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck in the January transfer window.

What’s the story?

The Eagles are struggling for goals this season and could certainly do with adding some firepower in the winter window. The arrival of Welbeck would arm them with another striking option.

Whilst the 27-year-old has struggled to be prolific at the very highest level he would be an asset to any Premier League side outside of the big six. At the Emirates Stadium, though, he is currently behind both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order. At this stage of his career he needs to be playing week in week out, something he’d likely achieve at Selhurst Park.

What’s more, with the 42-cap England international’s current contract with the Gunners set to expire at the end of the season, January could be the last chance for the north London outfit to cash in on the forward.

However, Unai Emery ought to retain Welbeck’s services at the expense of losing him as a free agent at the end of the campaign.

A useful option for now

With Reiss Nelson on loan at Hoffenheim, Emery’s squad is currently short of pacy wide options. Welbeck’s endeavour, hard pressing and defensive discipline makes him a great option for the Spaniard to have at his disposal.

On top of that, as fixtures pile up in the second half of the season, Welbeck will be a fantastic rotation option for the Gunners. 

When his contract is up at the end of the campaign he ought to be allowed to leave so that Nelson can take up his place in the squad. Until then, though, Arsenal should reject any potential advances and retain the useful forward’s services.

What do you think, Arsenal fans – should Welbeck be let go in January?