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Arsenal make late decision to keep attacking outcast

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Arsenal went under the radar on Deadline Day, with no new signings drafted in late on and no major departures also occurring.

While David Ospina is still tipped to leave, as he can complete a transfer to a European side until the end of August, a major u-turn has reportedly been made regarding the future of Danny Welbeck.

The England international returned to north London on Monday following an extended break after the World Cup, where he was informed he would not be a regular this season – leading to reported interest from a number of Premier League sides.

However, Arsenal were only interested in a permanent deal and the offers that came in were loans, Football.London reports, which has led the Gunners to decide to keep the 27-year-old former Manchester United man.

Welbeck will fight for first-team football this season with the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while youngsters like Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson will also push for chances of their own.

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