SEVEN Signings Arsenal Have Already Completed This Summer

0

Whilst Petr Cech is Arsenal’s only recognised signing picked up by mainstream media this summer, the Gunners have made some very shrewd moves in the market to strengthen their youth prospects.

Embed from Getty Images

The new head of youth, Andries Jonker is heavily responsible for the investment in youth this summer. Arsenal had made strengthening their youth set up a priority this summer after a poor showing from the youth teams last season.

1. Donyell Malen

Signed from: Ajax
Age: 16
Nationality: Dutch
Position: Striker 

Malen has very recently signed for Arsenal. Ajax have confirmed the deal and reports suggest that the Dutch club had made a lot of effort to try and keep hold of the highly rated teenage forward.

 2. Jeff Reine-Adelaide

Signed from: Lens
Age: 17
Nationality: French
Position: Winger/Attacking Midfielder

Well you’ve probably heard about this one. Adelaide has come in and obviously impressed in training to be immediately included in the Gunners squad for the Emirates Cup. He featured in both games and looked like he had plenty of raw talent. Arsene Wenger has publicly backed the player and clearly rates him very highly.

3. Yassin Fortune

Signed from: Lens
Age: 16
Nationality: French
Position: Attacker

Signed in a double deal along with Reine-Adelaide – Fortune is a year younger and plays further up the field. He’s capable of playing across the front three and is also very highly rated, with Manchester United also reportedly heavily interested in the 16 year old.

4. Vlad Dragomir

Embed from Getty Images

Signed from: ACS Poli Timisoara
Age: 16
Nationality: Romanian
Position: Midfielder
This Romanian midfielder is another creative player who is highly thought of by Jonker. From what we’ve seen on him he’s still physically not very developed, so we will see how he performs in the academy.

5. Kostas Pileas

Signed from: Zypern
Age: 16
Nationality: Cypriot
Position: Left Back

This Cypriot defender was signed in June as Arsenal look to increase their defensive options in the academy.

 

6.  Jordi Osei-Tutu

Embed from Getty Images

Signed from: Reading
Age: 16
Nationality: English
Position: Right Back
Signed from Reading, Osei-Tutu is a player capable of playing across the defence and even in midfield, although the 16 year old’s best position is currently considered to be at right back.

7. Ismael Bennacer

Signed from: Arles-Avignon
Age: 17
Nationality: French
Position: Attacker 

Ismael has reportedly snubbed Manchester City to sign with Arsenal. Athough this deal is not yet officially confirmed, it is expected he will sign a five year deal with the Gunners in the near future.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for Arsenal news and stats including breaking transfer news.