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The last act of a hectic transfer deadline day was the transfer of Manchester United's Danny Welbeck to Premier league rivals Arsenal.

The deal saw the United academy product join the Gunners on a five-year contract for a fee thought to be between £16-17 million.

Barton's view

Whilst most Arsenal fans, and former England legend Michael Owen to boot, were delighted to see a striker arrive at the Emirates, QPR midfielder and recurrent media figure Joey Barton was less than enthusiastic.

Barton tweeted: '@themichaelowen I'd be wary of buying anyone from a Man Utd fire sale. They tend to never produce anywhere near the levels they do at OT [Old Trafford]'

Barton then went on to say: 'I am not saying they all don't do well. I'm saying I would be wary they TEND not to sell players who get better!'

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The exodus at Old Trafford

Welbeck was one of a number of high profile players to make an exit from Old Trafford on deadline day. Fellow striker Javier Hernandez secured a loan move to Real Madrid and Shinji Kagawa returned to former club Borussia Dortmund.

The exits of Welbeck and Hernandez preceded the arrival of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian-born forward has arrived in Manchester on a loan deal that is set to cost United close to £24 million once wages are taken into account. 

Whilst Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud remain sidelined through injury Welbeck will likely partner Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal attack. Fans at the Emirates Stadium will be hoping that the England international can link up with prolific assist man Mesut Ozil to ensure goals are flowing in abundance.

Welbeck boasts a record of 26 goals in 74 Premier League starts from his time at United.

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