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Arsene Wenger: Danny Welbeck is an ideal signing for us


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes new signing Danny Welbeck will be a success at the club.

The former Manchester United striker signed on the very last day of the transfer window and is expected to be in the squad to face Manchester City in the weekend.

The Englishman said that he likes to play in a more central role and Wenger is ready to satisfy the player's desire to play through the middle.

"Danny Welbeck is an ideal signing for us because he can play through the middle, which I think is his best position, but as well on the flanks," Wenger said during in Thursday's press conference.

"His qualities are his team attitude and his pace as well. As you could see with England, his goalscoring too. When you analyse his game you think he has the qualities to play through the middle.

"He was at Man United, where he had many big stars, and he is a player who is very versatile so he had to make room sometimes for players to play through the middle.

"But if you analyse in an objective way his qualities, I think he has the perfect style to play through the middle.

"He can make himself a better player [here] because I can help him.

"He's a young boy, he's not 24 yet and let's not forget that some players who arrived here at the age of 23 made huge careers here so I hope we can contribute and help him."

The manager was in Rome to referee in the 'Match for Peace' game at the Olympic Stadium on the very last day of the transfer market and received criticism from the fans.

But Wenger insists modern technology can help negotiate transfers at any time of the day and from any location.

"If I had not travelled that day, Welbeck would not be here," added Wenger.

"I'll explain that a bit later but the coincidence made that because I was on my way. If I had stayed at home, Welbeck would not be here today. That's the truth.

"We are in 2014 and you can always be in touch with everybody even when you travel.

"The advantage of that day was I had to get up at six o'clock in the morning and I was available the whole day."

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