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Emery confirms Welbeck will leave Arsenal this summer

Unai Emery has confirmed Danny Welbeck will leave Arsenal this summer.

The England international has endured an injury-plagued season, making just 14 appearances since Emery’s arrival as Arsenal manager last summer.

The 28-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season, with Emery confirming the club would not offering the forward an extension.

The announcement was made after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton, with Welbeck saying goodbye to the fans following the game.

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“I spoke with the club and this situation, and the decision is he is going to leave,” Emery said in his post-match press conference.

Welbeck will leave after five seasons at the Emirates, having joined the club in a £16m deal from Manchester United in 2014.

The forward was a popular player among the Arsenal faithful, scoring a winning goal against his former side in an FA Cup quarter-final in 2015 as The Gunners went on to lift the trophy later that year.

Despite his troubling injury record, interest is likely to be high in a player who has scored 16 goals in 42 appearances for England, with Newcastle and Everton having been linked.

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