OFFICIAL! Defender & Midfielder Signing Confirmed & Announced By Arsenal.

The January transfer window has officially kicked into overdrive even though we are just 6 days in.

Arsenal have made the official announcement that youngsters Chiori Johnson and Tyrell Robinson have put pen to paper for their first professional contracts at the club. The news was confirmed on the club’s official website, with images of the players signing their contracts as well as a shoot with star forward, Theo Walcott.

Just the news we want to hear, innit it?

Well, we have moaned every hour of every day for the past six months on the need for the club to get defenders in as well as a solid defensive midfielder, and while there is still time to go into the market for the big names, the club has chosen the wise path to insure the future of those she considers to be the teeth that will tear tomorrow’s tigers. It appears both are classed in the league of the next big things to emerge from the Arsenal Academy and will now get more opportunities to stake a claim on first team matters.

Johnson, 17, is one of the best full-backs in the Arsenal Academy and has featured for the Under-18s, 19s and 21s. He has come through the ranks at Hale End and can give himself good hopes of going all the way up to becoming a regular for the first team if he keeps his impressive work rate up. Two of  our current full backs, Kieran Gibbs and Hector Bellerin, have come through the lower strata of the set up at the Emirates and will give the London-born  player the verve to push on, especially now he’s turned pro.

With four goals in seven appearances for the Uder-18s, Robinson has developed a keen liking for getting on the score sheet regularly and will be relishing the chance to improved touches of professionalism on his performances. The 17-year old winger has also been involved with the Under-21s this season.

Arsenal have never abandoned the prestigious reputation of being a door for youths to turn the ignition on for their careers and there’s been enough success stories to give belief to the continuity of the process. Wenger has fielded a good number of teenagers in first team games this season, including 17-year old defender, Stefan O’Connor, in the last group game of the Champions League against Galatasaray, having only just signed his first professional contract in October. Young winger, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has even earned appearances in the FA Cup, pointing to the manager’s usual readiness to launch them into the thick of things.

Not exactly the defender and midfielder signings we are anticipating in this window, but certainly this is not bad news by any chance.

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    ywalit

    it’s good but we need more players wt experience.

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    D

    And, like a cunt, I still clicked on it.

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    asan

    good but wenger sh’d sign a good finisher for arsenal to excel & win trophies

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    Anonymous

    stupid

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    Bonaroca

    Bonaroca:- While I assume Arsenal Supporters do appreciate the Club is investing in youngsters, the main heading of every day should be if Mr Wenger supported by the board are seriously going to sign a top Central and a Mid field defender for at least to be able to qualify in the 2015/2016 European Cup and
    which I have my doubts for a trophy for a back to back honour

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    Anonymous

    it’s a good news anyway, but we should not relie on them. we hope and pray that wenger would do something in this transfer window.

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    Jack Wamba

    Another pair of toddlers at the arsenal????!!!!! Wenger is a big, ugly PENIS!!! Who will fire this little Frenchman’s ass-hole from the arsenal????!!!!!!

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    Stephen Qureshi

    Sooooooooo important… *ssh*l*

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    Amit A

    Always good to sign up promising youngsters, it is also good sign ready made players. Very important month for Wenger’s future this one.

    I also think Szczesney should be sold and replaced with a ready made replacement.

    http://theessexgooner.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/wojciech-szczesnys-will-be-a-good-keeper-just-not-at-arsenal/

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