‘A perfect match for Arsenal’ – The Gunners’ next super star according to the experts

first_img1 One man’s name has dominated the headlines in recent days; Danny Welbeck.The striker’s surprising £16million deadline day move from Manchester United to Arsenal has had the football world fiercely debating whether the Red Devils have made a mistake in letting the 23-year-old go.Former United coach Rene Meulensteen refuted Louis van Gaal’s claims Welbeck was not good enough to play at Old Trafford, and told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show the Gunners star will prove the Dutch manager wrong for selling him.So what will Welbeck be: an Arsenal star or will Van Gaal’s criticism ring true? talkSPORT’s Expert Eye takes a look at what those who know the striker best have said about him.Welbeck was here for three seasons and had his chance but did not have the same record as Van Persie or Rooney so we let him go. That is the standard we expect at Manchester United. And this is why we signed Falcao – Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal reveals the reasons behind selling the striker to Arsenal. Danny is a perfect match for Arsenal. He is such a versatile player. He is very good in short, creative, combination play, showing for the ball, passing and moving, picking up different positions. At the same time he has the pace and power to break away if they break from their own half– Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen pays tribute to Welbeck on talkSPORT and believes the striker will prove Van Gaal wrong.I can’t work it out [why Manchester United sold Welbeck]. There’s been right-backs and left-backs galore who have been bought for £15million this summer. How have they got him for £16million?– Manchester United legend Gary Neville tells talkSPORT he cannot understand United’s reason for selling and believes Arsenal have got a bargain in Welbeck.Last year he had 12 goals, this year he’s only got two, so that’s a big drop. But that drop doesn’t concern us because he still applies himself really well and still looks to score, still looks to get a chance and with that kind of courage he will eventually become a regular goalscorer. I think he will find his role through the middle once he gets that maturity and gets into a more consistent way of scoring – Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in May 2013 looks back on Welbeck’s season and backs him to be a success at Old Trafford.I am a massive fan. People were looking at him when we signed Van Persie saying ‘where is his position, where is he going to fit in?’ But he showed he is still a major part of it. We have got so much strength, but he has been terrific, and he was terrific again on Friday against San Marino. If he keeps performing like that he is only going to get better– Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick back in October 2012 after Welbeck’s bright start domestically and internationally.“We had a word with Welbeck about a month ago and we said that he needs to be the last off the training field. Wayne’s out there practising his finishing each day… (and) I said: ‘Danny, you need to be out there every day finishing, even if it’s 15 minutes at the end’– Former Manchester United boss David Moyes criticises the striker’s attitude to training in December 2013. New Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck last_img read more


first_imgA CO Donegal man is one of three people who have pleaded not guilty today to charges relating to Anglo Irish Bank.William McAteer, 63, from Auburn Villas, Rathgar in Dublin and originally from Rathmullan appeared at the Central Criminal Court this morning.Mr McAteer (pictured) is charged with 16 counts of providing unlawful assistance to 16 individuals in July 2008 to buy shares in the former Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Plc. He replied ‘not guilty’ to each of the charges when they were put to him.Sean FitzPatrick, 65, from Whitshed Road Greystones in Co Wicklow and Pat Whelan, 51, of Coast Road, Malahide  in Dublin, face the same charges. They also pleaded not guilty. Mr Whelan also denied a further seven charges.Fifteen jurors are being selected today for a trial expected to last several months.Twelve jurors will hear the case, with three reserve jurors also selected in the event one of the 12 is unable to continue.DONEGAL MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ANGLO BANK CHARGES was last modified: January 31st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ANGLO IRISH BANKchargeswilliam mcateerlast_img read more