DANNY WELBECK claims he has developed into a better player in his first season at Arsenal.

The England international arrived at the Emirates last summer in a £16m deal from Manchester United.

The 24-year-old has scored eight goals in all competitions for the Gunners, including a first professional hat-trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League.

Welbeck has also provided eight assists and he claims his all-round game has been helped by how quickly he settled in London.

"It's been transitional for me, moving down to London, playing in a new system for a new manager and a new team, getting used to new things around the club," Welbeck told Arsenal Player

"I'm happy about the move to Arsenal and I think things will go well for me in the future. It's a good group of lads and everyone's been class with me since the day I arrived.

"It's not just my team-mates, it's the staff around the training ground, at the stadium - everyone's made me feel welcome. The fans have been brilliant as well so they've made it very easy for me.

"It's not just one thing [that has improved]. My all-round game, getting used to the different systems and different players means you learn a lot more, gather more experience and you just develop naturally."

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