Arsenal are ready to let Danny Welbeck leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.
The 28-year-old is currently recovering from two ankle surgeries he suffered at the start of November against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, and it remains unclear as to when the former Manchester United will return to action, although It’s feared that he could miss the remainder of the season.
The Times now suggests Unai Emery is willing to let Welbeck, along with Aaron Ramsey, depart on a free next summer to help free up financial resources for new signings.
Welbeck and Ramsey’s departures could also allow promising youngsters of the club to have more opportunities to shine such as Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith-Rowe.
Welbeck’s time at Arsenal has been hampered by injury, missing over 80 games for the club since his £16million move from United in 2014, and has struggled to cement a regular spot in the side as a result.
Arsenal were willing to let Welbeck leave for Southampton over the summer, but the forward opted against it. Crystal Palace also showed an interest at the time.