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Danny Welbeck set to follow Aaron Ramsey out of the Arsenal door

England forward Danny Welbeck looks set to leave Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The 27-year old striker is in the final year of his contract at The Emirates, but there have been no indications that any contract extension is in the offing for the former Manchester United star, reports The Daily Mirror.

He is in a similar position to Aaron Ramsey who is also set to leave at the end of the season with the crucial distinction between the two cases being that at least the club made an offer to Ramsey which they later withdrew, whereas no new deal has been offered to Welbeck.

A £16 million signing from United in September 2014, Welbeck has seen his time blighted by several long-term injuries, but has proved to be a useful squad player and, under new manager Unai Emery, is currently the club’s joint top scorer this season with four goals.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.