Image: Leo Messo quits rivals to sign for Arsenal

Leo Messo has left West Ham‘s academy to join Arsenal today, with Per Mertesacker presenting the 10 year-old with his official shirt.

The young Kenyan has impressed within his age group this year, so much so that the Gunners have moved to sign him from their London rivals.

There is a long way for the youngster to go to break into the first-team, and possibly even emulate his almost-namesake, but it is no shock to hear that a player with such a name would become interested in football.

Do young players usually meet with Per Mertesacker when joining the academies or did the club milk this one?

Patrick

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8 Comments

  1. Chicago says:

    I hope he becomes the next big thing

  2. PJ-SA says:

    Willians replacement?

    1. FAK says:

      Oh how? Willian is in his thirties and this boy hasn’t started anything yet.

  3. Dan kit says:

    Surprised Arteta didn’t bring him on last night and use him as a false 9

  4. Kenny says:

    Image: Lionel Messi quits rivals to join Arsenal.

  5. Declan says:

    @Patrick, to answer yet another of your pointless questions, only someone working for Arsenal knows, but in my opinion, of course he would. I’ll ask you a question back, why wouldn’t he?

  6. Marty says:

    Are we so desperate for a signing that this is classed as news, he’ll probably go the same as loads of 10 year olds who sign for clubs….nowhere.

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