DONE DEAL: Arsenal reveal wonderkid signing


sami-ajayiARSENAL have confirmed they’ve signed up 19-year-old defender Semi Ajayi on a free transfer.

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The defender has joined the the club’s Academy after impressing during a recent trial, having spent 10 years at Charlton Athletic.

Ajayi revealed the news on Twitter last week, telling fans he had signed a two year contract with the gunners

He wrote: “Delighted to announce that I have officially signed for Arsenal FC.

“Can’t wait to see what the next two seasons here have in store for me.”

“Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome Semi to the Club”
Arsenal statement

And the club confirmed the new today with a brief statement on the club’s official website

It read: “Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome Semi to the Club.”

Ajayi spent last season as a loan player at non-league Dartford and will hope to follow in footsteps of former Addicks youngster Carl Jenkinson.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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