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.

“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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