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James Olayinka signs professional contract

James Olayinka signs professional contract

Arsenal will fancy themselves in the race for a top four spot if they manage to secure at least one quality signing before the January transfer window shuts in a few days. 

The Gunners were recently knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United at the Emirates, so they’ll be desperate to make up for it by getting the better of Cardiff City in the Premier League tomorrow.

However, supporters did receive one piece of positive news recently, as according to Arsenal’s official website, James Olayinka has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Arsenal have announced that impressive youngster James Olayinka has penned a new contract with the club.

Indeed, the 18-year-old has appeared 12 times in the Premier League 2 this season, as well appearing in the EFL Trophy, U18 Premier League and the FA Youth Cup, with one goal and one assist to show for his efforts.

The Nigerian midfielder has a very bright future ahead of him, so he’s definitely one to watch out for.

THE VERDICT:

The Gunners will be delighted that the midfielder has decided to sign his first professional contract at the club.

James Olayinka will no doubt go on to enjoy his first-team breakthrough at some point in the future, having already impressed in the Premier League 2 in the current campaign at just 18 years of age.

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