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High praise for Danny Welbeck

PALS: Kieran Gibbs with Danny Welbeck (right)

KIERAN GIBBS has praised Arsenal team-mate Danny Welbeck following the strikers surprise deadline day move to London from Manchester United.

Welbeck was the surprise mover of the transfer window as United are known for not selling players to Premier League rivals and as a local boy he had been at the club since the age of 11. But the capture of Radamel Falcao on a one-year loan deal appeared to help the Gunners secure the 23-year-old for £16million.

Gibbs said: “He's really progressing and to be honest he's had a bigger impact than I expected because obviously coming to Arsenal isn't easy. But he's adapted so well and credit to him he's on good form at the moment.”

The defender was talking after collecting his fourth England cap in the routine 5-0 win over San Marino in the European Championship qualifiers. Gibbs was one of four Arsenal players in the starting line-up with Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Callum Chambers, who was making his international debut.

They were later joined by midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who was quick to get into the thick of the action, setting up the goal for his team-mate Welbeck.

Aware he may lose his starting spot to Everton's Leighton Baines in Tallin, he said: “We've got a lot of quality for this [left-back] place so it's going to be tough but it's a great challenge for me and something I've been relishing for a long time.

“If I can stay fit and keep the pressure on the other players then it's good for England and this is what we want.”
The Three Lions next qualifier is away to Estonia on October 12.

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