Arsenal stars welcome Danny Welbeck to club on Twitter

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Former Manchester United star has joined Arsenal on a four year basis, with options on a fifth. His new team-mates have welcomed him to the club…

As has almost become customary, Arsenal completed a deal on transfer deadline day as they secured the signature of Danny Welbeck, who left Manchester United after 13 years worth of service at youth and senior level.

The 23-year-old joins David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez as the club recruited in key areas over the duration of the summer window, with only cover at centre back and holding midfield left to fill.

Following his responsibilities with the England national football team, Welbeck will likely be integrated immediately into the Arsenal first-team, as the Gunners lack quality cover for Olivier Giroud, who has been ruled out of action for the foreseeable future after suffering an ankle fracture.

Arsenal return to action on Saturday, September 13 as the club host title challenging Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium - and Welbeck is expected to start in the centre forward position, with players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil providing the service just behind him.

Ozil was one of four senior Gunners to welcome Danny Welbeck on Twitter, as the German trequartista said he hopes the 23-year-old "scores as many goals as possible" - no doubt because it will presumably enhance his own assist return.

Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and captain Mikel Arteta also posted various messages of support.

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