Former Arsenal, Man United striker Welbeck signs for Brighton




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and forward Danny Welbeck has joined Brighton and Hove Albion.

29-year-, who left Watford at end of last , has signed a -year contract with Graham Potter’s side.

He could be line to make his debut Premier League game against West Brom October 26. “We are delighted to have Danny joining . He will complement existing striking options,” Potter said via Brighton’s website.

“He’s got an undoubted pedigree, and he is quick and technically very good. He will add to attacking threat and we are thrilled to add another player of his experience and .” Welbeck has only started nine league matches past two seasons, having endured significant injury problems recent years. A Premier League winner with 2012-13, club he joined as a boy, Welbeck moved to in 2014 after being deemed surplus to requirements by Louis van Gaal. He managed four goals and three assists in 27 league games in his first with Gunners and scored against his club to knock them out of the FA Cup at Trafford, but he missed the latter weeks of the with a knee injury that later required surgery.

Welbeck, who has been capped 42 times by England, at last returned in February 2016 only to suffer another knee injury that saw him miss Euro 2016 and kept him sidelined for close to another year. He worked his way back into the side and managed 28 league appearances in 2017-18, but a broken ankle sustained in a Europa League match with Sporting CP effectively ended his Gunners career. After his contract expired last year, he signed for Watford, scoring three times in 20 games in all competitions before being released in October.