DONE DEAL as Arsenal sign talented defender

He may not be able to help Arsenal with the current injury crisis causing havoc to Arsene Wenger’s plans, especially on the defensive side of things, but if Stefan O’Connor can continue to improve the way he has been doing, the Gunners will soon start to reap the benefits of the central defender’s talents.

17-year old O.Connor will be an Arsenal player for the next three years at least, after he signed his first professional contract with the club, according to a report in The Daily Express. The talented teenager is thought to have a bright future ahead of him and has already impressed Arsene Wenger and the new head of the academy Andries Jonkers.

O’Connor played 25 times for the Arsenal academy last season and his quick learning and attributes, which are said to include being very calm on the ball and great aerial ability have already seen him training with the first team squad this season.

With the likes of Hector Bellerin, Isaac Hayden and Semi Ajayi already knocking on the door of the Arsenal first team defence, as well as some excellent midfield and attacking options like Chuba Akpom, Benik Afobe, Gedion Zelalem, Daniel Crowley coming through, Jonkers and his colleague have a great chance of taking the academy on to the next level as the former head Liam Brady challenged them to do.

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21 Comments

  1. Greg says:

    Its all fine and good with the signing of young o’ connor for the future, but what we need is an experience center back like vlaar and DM like kondogbia! Coyg!

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Well, that’s a signing for the future.

  2. Dee@ease says:

    Have you run out of articles?Such an anti-climax I was thinking we signed a real defender one we can actually use to solve our injury problems

  3. JDodge says:

    Chuba Akpom scored 2 goals in the final 2 minutes for England u20 today giving them a 3-2 win over Holland. He’s another gem and will be a special player if he keeps it up.

    1. KickAssFan says:

      That guy is far better than Sir-no-no.

      1. dilla says:

        or Sa-No-Goals

  4. Invincibles49 says:

    I have started to doubt the so called Prof. Wenger that the sentence “and has already impressed Arsene Wenger” makes me puke. Btw, Sanogo impressed Wenger too so much so that he would have been our lead striker (with Poldi may be) if luckily we had not got Welback at the last moment. Just sayin!

  5. NIKK says:

    This is a best news I have heard since Mr Wenger said to few dear to him that he has secured first option to sign the great Thierry Henry son when ever he is borned!

  6. fred cowardly says:

    Did you have to write “done deal” in capital letters? I mean it’s a nice signing for future but I got excited when I read the title and I felt a bit depressed when I read the article. We are already short on defenders and some injuries. We need experienced defenders.

  7. Invincibles49 says:

    Please stop inventing cheap ways like writing “DONE DEAL” in caps to get views on the article. It is pathetic.

  8. wayneski says:

    More to the point, if rumours are true and arsenal are looking to sigh khedira, benzema and draxler

  9. wayneski says:

    Nike that’s lame:(((

  10. Gooner4G says:

    What if I tell you that the likes of Ignasi Miquel, Yennaris and the german kid were very good prospects, Wenger will sell these guys, YES.. Apkom and Afobe. Sanogo will remain though!!!!

  11. NY_Gunner says:

    Our n01 Woj is pullin off some deadly azz’d saves. As well as some serious passes lettin loose Polands attack…

  12. Matt says:

    What nationality is O’Connor?

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Matt
      English.

  13. Ay says:

    ozil’s injury record
    schalke———>>> 7 days out
    werder bremen——>>> 29 days out
    real madrid——–>>>>>> 0 days out
    arsenal———->>>>>>>133 days out

    arsenal is clearly to blame for its misfortunes……..
    we seriously need a MIRACLE……..

    1. SaveArsenal says:

      Wenger must have munchausen’s by proxy!
      Those figures can’t be coincidence when they apply to so many players.

      1. Gunner_Bolivia says:

        this comment made me laugh hard until i realized that it is a very legitimate possibility

  14. KickAssFan says:

    That guy is far better than Sir-no-no.

  15. Gunner_Bolivia says:

    “DONE DEAL” as if it was some sort of 3 month transfer saga. He was already in the academy lol good for him and the future tho!

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