Exciting Arsenal youngster signs first professional deal upon promotion from the academy

Kido Taylor-Hart has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal ahead of the upcoming campaign.

The 18 year-old has been an exciting prospect in the academy for a number of years, joining the club at the tender age of seven, and could well be the next big thing to emerge from our academy, although he appears behind Miguel Azeez in the race for his senior debut, although the latter is a year older.

KTH announced his new deal on Twitter, alongside his picture of himself in the new Arsenal strip.

Kido was then quoted in saying that he had no doubts about his intention to sign his professional deal with his boyhood club, with Chris Wheatley stating that he has been promoted to the Under-23s ahead of the upcoming campaign, whilst training regularly amongst the senior side.

I know a number of you are excited to see this kid progress into the first-team, and should he take the move into the Under-23 side in his stride, his senior debut may not be all too far away.

Without Europa League or any other European football this season, there will be less opportunities for our younger and less experienced players to get their chances, but if we were to get a favourable cup draw, the manager could well look at who is impressing of the youths and pick a select few to be called up.

Could we possibly see all of Folarin Balogun, Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Kido Taylor-Hart and Miguel Azeez feature this term?


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  1. Yet another one that our visionary manager signed at such an early age.
    Now it’s up to MA to nurture and benefit from said vision.

    Good point made about the lack of european games – surely we will see some very young teams during our Cup games??

    1. Ken, do you honestly think Arsene with all his responsibilities, was looking at 7 year olds?
      How about some credit to the youth scouting team like Steve Morrow, now deemed surplus to requirements. There is a continuing stream of young prospects developing at Hale End, looking good for the future.

      1. OG, as Arsene has been blamed for everything that has gone wrong since he joined the club, I just give the flipside to that view 🤔
        After all, we have been told that he had control over every single aspect of the club, so it makes perfect sense to say he was responsible doesn’t it?
        Also, of course, for employing those who ran the youth set up surely?

    2. just picturing Wenger, in his long, flowing semi-puffer coat, the one with the child-proof zipper, intently watching a 7 year old Kido using the bicycle-kick simulator in the Frenchman’s underground lab

      rumour has it Ken we almost lost out on this prospect, as he was first spotted by Fergie, when he was doing his usual flyover of the school districts, during morning recess, in the spring of 2008, and was quite impressed by the skills Kido, then 5, displayed in a rather heated game of freeze tag

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