With Nacho Monreal getting on in years and becoming more inconsistent as time goes on, plus the fact that Kieran Gibbs is yet to sign a new contract at Arsenal, many fans have been expecting Arsene Wenger to bring in a new left-back into the squad.
Well it was seem that Le Prof has certainly done that, but you may be very surprised when you hear who it is! His name is Cohen Bramall and the young Englishman has apparently been signed for the princely sum of £40,000….
This is how Sky reported the news this morning… Sky sources understand Arsenal are set to complete the signing of highly-rated Hednesford Town full-back Cohen Bramall.
The non-league star impressed during a short trial at London Colney before Christmas and will sign a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Gunners.
Obviously nobody has heard of him outside of non-League circles but he must surely have impressed Wenger in training during his trial period, but it remains to be seen how the 20 year-old copes with moving to one of the biggest clubs in the country. And although he seems to be a very cheap acquisition I am sure that it will be a great boost to the coffers of Hednesford Town who play in the Northern Premier League, which is English football’s seventh tier.
Let us hope that Wenger has managed to uncover yet another gem. It certainly seems to be the case with Rob Holding…