Arsenal have confirmed that Danny Welbeck will leave the club this summer in an on-pitch announcement after the match against Brighton.
The injured England international has been absent since November 2018 after he suffered a broken ankle against Sporting CP in the Europa League. His contract was due to run out at the end of the season, but no official mention was made over his future in recent months.
Danny Welbeck the first player to be recognised. Stadium announcer: “His presence will be missed in the dressing room.” pic.twitter.com/yzaU90rNcX— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 5, 2019
As reported by The Mirror, in a post-match presentation following the 1-1 draw against Brighton, the PA announcer said that Welbeck will be a free agent this summer, saying: "
For 11 years of service, for 369 appearances, for 64 goals, for 62 assists, for those Wembley winners, for coming back from that injury to achieve what you have with us, for EVERYTHING you’ve given to this club, we just want to say…— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 5, 2019
THANK YOU, @aaronramsey! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/EuU6gQ5U1q