Radamel Falcao’s imminent Manchester United arrival suggests that Danny Welbeck no longer features in the plans of Louis van Gaal and it looks as though the Dutchman has sanctioned the player’s transfer to Premier League rivals Arsenal.
A surge of bets on the England international joining the Gunners has plunged his price to sign up with the Emirates club by 11pm tonight into 3/20.
Arsene Wenger wasn’t overly keen on signing a striker prior to his team’s frustrating 1-1 draw with Leicester last time out, but that stalemate seems to have convinced the frugal Frenchman that he needs to improve his firepower in light of Olivier Giroud’s long-term absence.
He’s acted quickly to bring in Welbeck, who is believed to be undergoing a medical with the north Londoners, even though Tottenham fans will have been fairly confident of landing the 23-year-old earlier in the day.
The Lilywhites headed up the race for his signature all day, but the latest revelations suggest that Spurs have missed out on the outbound Red Devil.
Those amongst the Tottenham faithful reluctant to admit defeat can back their team to sign Welbeck at a sizeable 3/1, but unless he fails the fitness check that Arsenal are allegedly putting him through at the minute, any such wager would be ill-advised.