Welbeck is set to line-up Arsenal shirt for the very first time against champions Manchester City at lunchtime today. The England striker was a surprise £16m signing from hometown club Manchester United on transfer deadline Jason Williams Jersey day. And if he needs any extra motivation to hit the ground running at the Emirates, it came this week from United boss Louis Gaal, who insisted he sold Welbeck because he simply wasn’t good enough to stay at Old Trafford. Plenty have questioned the decision to sell one of United’s homegrown stars to a title rival. I had him from when he was eight, nine years of age and I think the best of is yet to come Meulensteen Former United coach Meulensteen reckons his fellow Dutchman has got it wrong and has backed the 23-year-old to prove it for the Gunners. I had him from when he was eight, nine years of age and I think the best of is yet to come, said Sir Ferguson’s former right-hand-. He is a very versatile player and I’m 100 per cent sure he do very, very well for Arsenal. is a perfect match for Arsenal. He is such a versatile player. He is very good short, creative, combination play, showing for the ball, passing and moving, picking Luc Mbah a Moute Jersey up different positions. At the same time he has the pace and power to break away if they break from their own half. I think he is a really good match. The 23-year-old craves to be played the central striking role, he rarely got at Old Trafford and has promised goals if Arsene Wenger makes him his main up front. As if to reinforce the point Welbeck scored twice for England on Monday a 2 Euro 2016 win Switzerland. Asked if Ferguson would have sold Welbeck to a rival when he ruled the roost at Old Trafford, Meulensteen told talkSPORT: No, definitely not. You look back through the history of Sir Ferguson at Manchester United and we were always keen on bringing players through and giving them a. People keep saying about Welbeck not scoring enough goals but you have to look at the people with him and front of him and how has he really played his preferred position? Every player that wants to builds up his confidence needs a run of his position and when that happens you get a flow and you keep reproducing the same performances. That has not happened yet for unfortunately. Welbeck isn’t the only Gunner looking to fit. Midfielder Wilshere played for England at the base of a new-look formation. But although he coped the unfamiliar holding role, Wenger does not believe the position makes the most of his talents. I personally prefer a more advanced position than a deep-lying role as a midfielder, said Wenger. If it works, it works and I am very happy for him, but I think he is a capable of creating danger the final third. He is provocative his dribbling and I would like to use this quality. Meanwhile, Wenger insists Arsenal do have the stomach for lunchtime kick-offs. The Gunners kick-off at 12pm having suffered heavy defeats to the champions, Liverpool and Chelsea last term when they kicked off early. The dopey north Londoners conceded 17 goals the process, but Wenger reckons it is nothing to do with the early start. I never honestly thought it was the kick-off time that cost us the, he said. It was poor the performances and they were not linked with the kick-off times. We live a society where you need to find explanations for everything. Let’s not forget we are competitive people and sometimes when your opponent is better than you, you lose. It wouldn’t matter if we played at nine or 12 – they were better than us. On the day, we were beaten physically and terms of mobility. We were beaten last year because we were not aggressive enough those. We lost too challenges. As a unit, we were beaten all over the place.
SEXY Hannant could save taxpayers a fortune…by stopping traffic at the Notting Hill Carnival. Hundreds of thousands of pounds are spent every year on closing roads for the huge street party. But, judging by our sizzling snaps, could easily halt the revellers their tracks. And the babe – discovered by the Daily last year during our hunt for Britain’s sexiest student – is hoping to be there tomorrow. She confessed: I really, really want to go. I’ve never been, but it looks great fun. If I can get there then I. The carnival, which runs from today until tomorrow evening, is set to attract more than one million partygoers. And if, 19, doesn’t make it, she’s sure to put it her diary for next year. The 30D dazzler, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, revealed: I’m moving to London next month. I travel down several times a week it made sense to move. I can’t wait. I really love London and the party lifestyle. The beauty has put her sport and exercise science degree at University on hold for a year to pursue her blossoming career as a model. But unfortunately for all those lusty London lads hoping to impress, she now has a boyfriend. She met ex-Huddersfield Town footballer Taser Hassan – of The Business gangster movie actor Tamer Hassan – on a night out the capital. said: He’s playing for Portland and I’m going out to be with him soon. We’re really, really happy.