Midfielder Officially Snubs Chelsea And Man City And Reveals Excitement After Signing Up With Arsenal

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Arsenal wonderkid Ethan Nwaneri signed his first professional contract and snubbed the likes of Chelsea andn Man City

The highly-rated ARSENAL midfielder – who turned 17 last week – put pen to paper on a deal between two and three years to end speculation of leaving for interested Prem rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.

And after leaving his scholarship days behind to commit to his boyhood club, Nwaneri said: “It’s a proud moment for me and my family to finally be here. I’m ready to keep working.

“It was the dream to get to this stage. I’ve always thought about when this day would come and I’ve been looking forward to it. I didn’t have to think about it – this is my family and it feels like home here.

“It feels so special to me here. The opportunities from Mikel, all the under-21 coaches, under-18s coaches, they’ve all helped me develop so I’m grateful to them.”

Academy manager Per Mertesacker added: “Ethan has a strong ability to master the ball and dominate possession, this is what we are all about at Arsenal.

“He is someone that will thrive on and off the pitch, he is a strong young gunner and we look forward to working with him during his ongoing development in the years to come.”

With Man City and Chelsea lurking, Arteta took a hands-on approach in negotiations to ensure the club’s homegrown Hale End talent in Nwaneri stayed put.

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Nwaneri is a very special talent that Arteta has big plans for – this is massive news that he has decided to stay at the club as he could be a big Premier League player in the future.

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