Welbeck
Welbeck confident he'll be a perfect fit at Arsenal.Getty

Danny Welbeck has always envisaged himself playing for Arsenal and believes he is a perfect fit for Arsene Wenger's side following his deadline day move to the Emirates.

England international Welbeck left boyhood club Manchester United to become the Gunners' fifth signing of the summer transfer window.

After being told he could leave Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal, the arrival of Radamel Falcao at United was enough to prompt Welbeck to leave the club and the 23-year-old is confident his game is a perfect match for his new employers.

In his first interview with the club's official website Welbeck said: "It's exciting times for me. It's great to be a part of this club and it is a team that I've always watched in the Premier League. I've envisaged myself playing in this team before. For it to finally happen is very exciting.

"I believe the style of play the manager's got and the boys play and with the magnificent players in midfield slotting balls through, I can run onto the of those balls and slot them away."

On a frantic deadline day wide-ranging reports suggested Welbeck's move to north London would be a season-long loan deal. When Arsenal denied a medical was taking place for the striker the deal was thrown into further doubt and Welbeck admits he was unsure whether the move would go through in time.

"It went right down to the wire in the end. It is difficult to say how I felt at the different times of each day because the deal was on and then it was off, but at the end of the day I am an Arsenal player and I couldn't be happier at the moment.

"I've been at United ever since I was a little boy and I had a great time there. I just think this is the next stage of my development – to come to Arsenal, to really show people what I can do as a footballer and hopefully get to the place where I want to be."