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Official: Ex-Arsenal & Man United star signs up for Brighton

Brighton & Hove Albion, Danny Welbeck
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Brighton & Hove Albion have added more firepower to their ranks by signing former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.

Welbeck recently ended a dismal one-year stay at Watford by mutual consent following the club’s relegation to the Championship.

The striker, who has previously played for Arsenal and Manchester United in the past, could only score twice in 18 appearances for the Hornets. He now hopes to put his disappointing spell behind him to help Brighton avoid a similar fate.

And Seagulls boss Graham Potter, for one, believes Welbeck still has plenty to offer at the Amex Stadium.

“We are delighted to have Danny joining us. He will complement our existing striking options,” Potter told the club’s website.

“He’s got an undoubted pedigree, and he is quick and technically very good. He will add to our attacking threat and we are thrilled to add another player of his experience and quality.”

Brighton technical director Dan Ashworth added: “I think Danny’s arrival concludes what we feel has been a very good window for the club.

“A lot of planning, diligence and hard work went into the recruitment side, and I would like to thank all the club’s different departments for their efforts in achieving that.”

Welbeck will compete with Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly for a spot in the Brighton attack from now on.