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Could £10m Welbeck departure give Smith Rowe more Arsenal opportunities?

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Could £10m Welbeck departure give Smith Rowe more Arsenal opportunities?

Danny Welbeck is being linked with a move away from Arsenal in the January transfer window.

With first-team chances looking limited with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in form, where does this leave Welbeck?

Crystal Palace are reportedly looking to take advantage of this situation.

According to a report by The Sun, Welbeck is a £10m target for the goal-shy Eagles, who are desperate to add fire power in January.

Roy Hodgson knows Welbeck from their time together at England and wants a reunion.

The 27-year-old’s contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season and Unai Emery could cash in.

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If he does, this could mean that Emile Smith Rowe is handed a more senior role.

 

The 18-year-old has been a revelation this season since announcing himself with a goal against Atletico Madrid and an assist against PSG in pre-season.

Smith Rowe is one of the most talented young attackers in the country. And Welbeck’s departure could thrust him up the pecking order under Emery.

Whenever he has featured for the first-team, the teenage sensation has impressed.

The England under-18 international has scored once in his two Europa League outings, while also netting in the EFL Cup against Blackpool.

Welbeck’s departure could benefit both club and country if it allows Smith Rowe to fulfil his potential.

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