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Xavier Amaechi has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal on his 17th birthday on January 4 The young winger has represented Arsenal both for the U-18s and the U-23s.
Amaechi is blessed with blazing pace and is regarded as among the best players in the Arsenal academy in his age group. The Nigerian scored a brilliant goal for the U-18s as the Gunners demolished their Tottenham counterparts 6-0 to make his mark. He is known for his versatility and can also play as an attacking midfielder if called upon.
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A statement on the Gunners’ official website read, “Talented winger Xavier Amaechi has signed his first professional contract with the club. Xavier, who turned 17 today, has featured for both our under-23s and under-18s this season.
“He has been at the club since the age of 12, having joined us in August 2013. We would like to congratulate Xavier on his new contract and look forward to his continued progress at the club.”
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