Date: 2nd October 2018 at 1:30pm
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Much like Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal forward Welbeck’s contract expires at the end of the season, and there has been little talk of a renewal.

When asked about the  international’s future, Gunners legend said the club should sign the player up to a new deal as soon as possible. He was quoted by the Mirror as saying:

“He’s someone that I think Arsenal should definitely try to sign up for the long term. He’s valuable to Arsenal.”

“I think he’s got eight to 10 goals in him over the course of a season. In the current climate, I don’t think Arsenal can afford to let someone like that go.”

Welbeck remains down the pecking order at the Emirates, with both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette currently favoured by manager Unai Emery.

However, despite having a limited amount of minutes under the Spaniard so far, the striker has still managed to score an impressive four goals in seven appearances.

Welbeck’s injury record would likely be of concern to those in the Arsenal hierarchy. The 27-year-old has played 119 games after moving from in 2014, but he has spent a number of months on the treatment table since his arrival with various injuries.