Defender has agreed to sign up with Arsenal – sends big message to Arteta
Arsenal youngster Brooke Norton-Cuffy has agreed a contract with Arsenal – and is looking to break into Mikel Arteta’s side
The 18-year-old, who has just 12 months to run on his current deal, will put pen to paper later this week after agreeing a new contract with the Gunners giants
And the right-back is now targeting a spot in Mikel Arteta’s side after being rewarded for his hard work.
Norton-Cuffy told Scouted Football:”It’s impossible to say how close you are.
“All you have to do is keep performing well, keep improving and carrying on your momentum.
“But I don’t feel far away from knocking at the door – let’s put it that way.”
“When you see players who have come all the way through Hale End, it definitely gives you added motivation because you can see yourself in that position.
“Someone like Bukayo (Saka) especially, he’ll come and talk to you, he’ll always make you feel like you’re on the same level.
“It’s eye opening to see that pathway but all the guys who have made it, they have sacrificed a lot and it’s not easy.”
There is alot of excitement around the talents of Brooke and Arsenal have big plans for him in the future – so it is great news that he has agreed to sign a new contract at the club
But maybe the best thing for him is to go out on loan – get some experience and then come back to challenge for a place at Arsenal – he is talented – but he is not quite ready to be part of the first team squad just yet