Danny Welbeck has revealed that he is delighted to have joined Arsenal and has admitted that he is looking to make a mark in the club just like his childhood idol and Gunners legend Thierry Henry.

"I loved watching Thierry Henry since I was a little kid," Welbeck said, as quoted in the Express.

"My two idols are Ryan Giggs and Thierry Henry so to come to the club where he was and had so much success at is something you can look up to and try to stamp your own print on the club," the Englishman added.

The 23-year-old striker, who joined from Manchester United on transfer deadline day, is looking forward to joining up with his new colleagues and is keen to start playing for one of the biggest clubs in England, managed by the 'legendary' Arsene Wenger. He also feels it will be beneficial for the England team in the long run that so many of the young Three Lions players will be training and playing with each other on a daily basis.

"The stadium is fantastic and [the team] has got a legendary manager and magnificent players who have also been brought in. I know the England lads from the camp.

"It's going to be a massive positive for us. We'll be seeing each other every single day and you obviously develop a much better understanding if you're working with one another on a consistent basis. That's something that will definitely benefit the England team," the Arsenal No 23 explained.

"I met Calum Chambers for the first time [on Monday]. All they have said to me are good words about the club and how big the family is in and around the training ground. It seems like a family club and that's something that's really enticing. I'm so glad to be here," the former United striker continued.

With Olivier Giroud injured, the England international striker will have to fight the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott for the striker's role in the team, and he is not fazed one bit with the task at hand.

"Yes, there's definitely competition and I think once you come to a big club, there is always going to be competition," Welbeck added.

"Unfortunately there are a couple of injuries at the moment but I think once everyone is fighting fit, everybody will want to be on the pitch scoring goals and that's healthy competition for the squad," the Arsenal striker concluded.