These Arsenal transfer rumours are just not stopping at the moment, and it seems there are big changes in the youth levels as well.
First of all we have the news that we have nabbed another Barcelona whizzkid by the name of Joel Lopez, and the Mirror announced it like this….
Barcelona’s Joel Lopez has confirmed that he is leaving the club, with the youngster set to join Arsenal. The 15-year-old has turned down the offer of a new deal at La Masia to move to the Emirates Stadium.
Spanish newspaper Sport reported last month that Lopez and his family had met with senior officials at the club, who had tried to persuade him to stay amid Premier League interest.
But with more opportunities to progress into the first team more quickly in North London, Lopez has elected to chance his arm at Arsenal
And then we have the young promising Arsenal keeper Hugo Keta move away to Brighton, as we simply have too many candidates for the Number One spot at the moment. Brighton themselves announced his arrival on Twitter….
— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) July 9, 2018
Keto, who is the Finland U21 keeper told the official Brighton website: “I was at Arsenal for four years and was then told that they weren’t going to give me a contract.
“I started looking at other places to go and my goalkeeping coach at Arsenal knew the Brighton goalkeeping coaches quite well. They looked at my clips and liked what they saw.
“I came over for a week’s training in April and they told me after that week that they would like to sign me.
“It’s a great club with great staff and great facilities and it has everything you need as a footballer. That’s what made me choose Brighton.”
So many changes this summer it is amazing. We are also waiting for the 19 year-old Matteo Guendouzi announcement and also some news about Sam Greenwood coming in from Sunderland. The 16 year-old starlet put a picture of Arsenal’s training ground on his Instagram page yesterday….
The Gunners are obviously concentrating on improving the Academy as well as the senior side, and with our new training team in place (Freddy!) we have great hopes for the future….