Danny Welbeck has spoken to Rabona Magazine about life after Manchester United, when a deal was made between the club he had grown up supporting and played for since he was 8, with Arsenal.
It was a strange transfer deadline day, especially for me to move from Manchester United to Arsenal. My first season was transitional because you’re still getting to know your team mates, the way of playing and just finding your feet at the club. Arsene Wenger talks to me every day. We speak on the pitch and things off the pitch, outside of football. I didn’t grow up under him like I did Sir Alex, but the relationship is developing every day and I’m happy with the way things are going. I feel like I’ve improved as a player. Definitely as a person you learn new things when you move away from home. I’m a Manchester lad – anyone can tell by my accent! It’s different, a new experience. I did go to Sunderland on loan when I was 18, moved to Newcastle on my own, my family still came down now and then and I had that little bit of experience of going to a different club, learning new things and new ways but it wasn’t a totally different thing.
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