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Welbeck will be a Gunners’ hit

WELBECK-EWNGLANDLONDON, September 8-Rio Ferdinand believes former Manchester United team-mate Danny Welbeck can go on to shine for Premier League rivals Arsenal.

United youth product Welbeck joined the Gunners on transfer deadline day following the loan arrival of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao at Old Trafford.

Ferdinand himself ended a lengthy 12-year association with the Red Devils in the off-season when he was released, and subsequently signed for top-flight newcomers QPR.

The veteran defender is of the opinion that Welbeck wasn’t able to flourish at United as he was behind Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in the pecking order.

However, the 35-year-old is backing the new Gunners signing to realise his full potential, while suggesting that his former employers may come to regret selling “one of their own”.

“I cannot believe United let Danny go, especially to Arsenal. That seems mad to me,” said Ferdinand.

“He’s a real threat to defenders and, if Arsenal use him right, he will be very dangerous for them.

“Danny has everything to be a top player. English football has yet to see what he can really do because he hasn’t been getting a run of games.

“I think he felt frustrated at United because, even if he did well, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney would be ahead of him. At Arsenal, he will be the main man and I have no doubt he will flourish.

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“Imagine the pace Arsenal will have when everyone is fit. There will be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with three fliers in front of him in Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Danny. I’m telling you they would give Usain Bolt’s Jamaican 4x100m team a run for their money.”

Commenting on the Red Devils’ recent transfer dealings, he added: “It is a change of direction for United letting one of their own go.

“Traditionally, this was not their way, adding so many players in a short period of time and having such a radical overhaul. Normally, as with me when I joined in 2002, it was about adding one piece to the jigsaw.

“Some fans still romanticise about their success and the way they brought through so many home-grown players. Unfortunately, you can’t always have that fairytale.

“Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria are world-class players and they have added quality in Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Daley Blind, but I do wonder if they will live to regret not keeping Danny.”

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  1. Tind

    October 19, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Agwambo Caution these people before they elected Sonko.

  2. Hotpotato

    October 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Kijana Soko need to go to the streets where his behavior can best exhibited. He is a joker, an embarrassment to the country..ati Sokonko is an MP!!!. Stupid boy. Go do your drugs and the like in the streets. Good job Narc-K.

    This crook should be in jail even so.

  3. yangluc

    October 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    it is about time this idiot is kicked out of parliament. but he might be re-elected back in PNU ticket. lol.

  4. Jimmy Mwakio

    October 19, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    The only thing that pisses me off about sonko is that he likes to be the center of attention and thrives in drama instead of representing the majority youth who voted for him in a professional way. Why does he think you become famous leader by leading in bringing chaos and pulling 10 cents stunts to the public. These guys will humble themselves to get our votes and once they are in, become arrogant and careless about their constituents. I am a 25 years of age and also a Makadara constituent and i regret i voted for Sonko in many ways. He’s a shame and face of hooliganism which should be weeded out during the upcoming swoop in the country. I wish you lose your seat and simply go to your matatu business where you have represented yourself well.

  5. Koome Ibuuri

    October 20, 2011 at 7:06 am

    The action by Narc Kenya to expel Sonko from the flower party was long over due.We need polished and level headed leaders in this country.

  6. Bonface Otieno

    October 20, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I will be totally disappointed should his “people” elect this crap back in parliament………That he sits in parliamentary commitees to me is news……..

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