Premier League striker Danny Welbeck is set to be released by Arsenal come the end of the season after five years with the North London club.

The striker has had a lot of injury problems over the last few years, but he is undoubtedly a major talent and he needs somewhere to restart his career.

But is his availability something which might interest Rangers and Steven Gerrard?

Welbeck is also very close friends with Jermain Defoe, which could be a factor in him deciding his future come June. That is of course if Rangers are interested, which there is no official suggestion they are.

The striker came through the youth ranks with Manchester United, breaking through into the side in 2011. He made close to 150 appearances for Man Utd but only scored 29 goals.

 

He would then move to Arsenal for £16m on a five-year deal back in 2014. Welbeck has made 126 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 32 times.

Arsenal striker also an established international

Welbeck was also an established England international before his injury problems, making an impressive 42 caps for his country. He acored 16 times for the English national team.

Now 28, Welbeck will be determined to get his career back on track. We’ve considered Danny Welbeck before. But this is the first time Arsenal have officially recognised he’ll be leaving in the summer.

Any side who fancies the striker will want him to prove his fitness or at least that the worst of his injury problems are behind him.

Welbeck is good friends with Jermain Defoe. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Any move from Rangers would also surely depend on the future of Alfredo Morelos. The Colombian striker has been linked with the likes of Borussia Dortmund [Sky Sports], Eintracht Frankfurt [Daily Express] and most recently Marseille [Marca].

If Morelos is to move on in the summer, would Danny Welbeck prove a capable replacement or is he too big a risk for Rangers?

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