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Striker Danny Welbeck will reportedly leave Arsenal next summer and he is already being tipped to join West Ham United.

West Ham are at something of a crossroads when it comes to their striker pool.

Andy Carroll’s contract expires next summer after six injury-laden years in East London.

Javier Hernandez has also been regularly linked with a move away after failing to truly get his West Ham career off the ground.

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Welbeck to be released in summer

An over-reliance on Marko Arnautovic threatens to be exposed after the Austrian was ruled out until the new year through injury.

According to Sky Sports Welbeck may have played his last game for the Gunners and looks likely to leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next June.

Sky Sports claims the Gunners currently have no plans to offer Welbeck a new contract, and his current deal expires in June 2019.

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‘Stinks of West Ham’

The 28-year-old, who has 69 goals from over 300 career games, is out with a long-term ankle injury.

The injury required two rounds of surgery in November.

That hasn’t stopped him being linked with pastures new.

When the news Welbeck would be released on a free made it to social media, he was immediately tipped for a move to the London Stadium by football fans.

I hear a West Ham chairman or two getting very excited

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Wilshere proof that it is not worth the risk

With a goal record of one in every four Welbeck has hardly set the world alight since emerging at Manchester United.

His continued selection in the England squad suggests Welbeck has quality.

But West Ham fans would surely not be impressed if the club were to move for yet another injury-prone player.

Manuel Pellegrini is nursing a Premier League-worst injury list.

Welbeck would be too much of a risk.

And West Ham are already counting the cost of taking the plunge on injury-prone Arsenal players with Jack Wilshere a case in point.