It may not have been much of a secret but it has now been confirmed that Arsenal have nabbed the 16 year-old wonderkid Sam Greenwood, who has been a schoolboy at Sunderland for the last ten years. They reportedly beat off competition from both Manchester United and Stuttgart for his signature.
The player himself announced the deal on his Instagram page…..
Today is the start of a new chapter in my life signing for @arsenal 😃 and I can’t wait to get started, I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead 👊🏼.Leaving @sunderlandafcofficial 🔴⚪️after 10 years the club I love and support was a very hard decision, I have met some special people along the way ,big thanks to @sunderlandafcofficial and all coaches past and present for everything they have done for me . I will never forget my roots .💪🏼❤️ #murtonbornandbred #sunderland #redandwhitearmy #arsenal #gunners
Again this just confirms that the Gunners are concentrating just as much on getting the very best youth players for our academy as much as we are strengthening our first team. The future’s bright, the future of North London is red!