Arsenal could lose the services of England international Danny Welbeck next summer on a free transfer in a situation that echoes the one currently being experienced with Aaron Ramsey, The Mirror reports.
Unai Emery has started to make an impression with Arsenal after guiding the Gunners to seven consecutive victories but there is still a host of changes that could occur at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal look set to lose Aaron Ramsey in 2019 after pulling out of contract negotiations with the 27-year-old and could also see Danny Welbeck leave in similar circumstances, according to The Mirror, as there is no progress in talks regarding an extension.
Welbeck, like Ramsey, sees his current contract expire at the end of the season and is free to talk to clubs outside of England regarding a pre-contractual agreement in the New Year, which could see the Gunners lose another fan favourite.
While Welbeck is far from one of the first names on the teamsheet, the England international has already proven himself to be a useful asset this season by scoring four goals – becoming the first Premier League player to score in the league, EFL Cup and Europa League in the process.
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An understudy to Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Welbeck has provided stiff competition to that pair and will be expected to feature in tonight’s Europa League clash against Qarabag in Azerbaijan.
Arsenal could certainly cope without Welbeck but losing him when he has just started to prove his worth would be a questionable decision, especially as the Gunners have spent years trying to assemble a fierce quota of forwards who can fight it out for first-team opportunities.