Whilst much of the media attention is on Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation at Arsenal, Danny Welbeck is also quietly heading towards the end of his current deal at the Emirates Stadium.
The England international has begun the new campaign in fine form, and already has four goals to his name in nine appearances in all competitions. Last time out, in the 5-1 demolition of newly-promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage, Welbeck made his first Premier League start under Unai Emery.
However, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette ahead of him in the pecking order, the 27-year-old is unlikely to find himself in the starting XI for too many league fixtures this season.
At this stage of his career, the striker may feel that moving on is the wise move in pursuit of more regular football. If that is indeed the case, then the Gunners would be wise to sell Welbeck to the highest bidder in January, rather than lose the former Manchester United man as a free agent at the end of the season.
The question is, what sort of price tag should Arsenal put on Welbeck in the winter transfer window? According to Transfermarkt, Welbeck has a value of £13.5 million, and £15m is probably a fair price all things told.
What do you think, Arsenal fans – what would you call a fair price for Welbeck?