As reported by The Mirror last week, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has suggested that Danny Welbeck could play a part this season as either a winger or striker, but Rangers boss Steven Gerrard should try to lure the attacker to Ibrox.

What’s the word?

Premier League clubs may not be able to buy any new players, but they can still sell or loan out ones they already own before August 31.

For months, speculation surrounded Welbeck’s future, but with just less than two weeks to go, the 27-year-old’s options are limited.

Emery has not ruled out a future at Arsenal for the attacker, but he did not get a sniff during last weekend’s opening Premier League defeat to Manchester City.

Rangers are on the hunt for a new striker, and they should consider making a loan bid for Welbeck.

Can Gerrard pull this off?

It is fair to say that the Scottish Premiership is not the most competitive league in the world, but it is an exciting time for Rangers.

Welbeck would have the opportunity to be a star of the Gers’ team, and in turn rediscover the form that he displayed at Manchester United and Arsenal.

Injuries have piled up in recent seasons for the attacker, but the risk from Rangers’ point of view is weakened by the fact that it would be a loan.

Given that Gerrard only retired two years ago, the former midfielder is well aware of the pressures on players.

The ex-Liverpool captain could be the perfect figure to help Welbeck get back to his best, and his addition would certainly have title rivals Celtic running scared.



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Danielle Joynson