Arsenal midfielder Samir Carruthers is set to tie up his proposed move to London rivals Fulham later today but he didn’t exactly leave the Gunners on the best of terms.
Having made his debut for Steve Bould’s under-18 side in the slender victory over Watford a fortnight ago, Carruthers was expected to be in the squad for Aston Villa’s visit to London Colney.
However, 14 year-old Jordan Wynter was preferred instead and Carruthers was dropped to the under-16s.
Carruthers was understandably disappointed with his demotion and his anger was boiling up inside. However, instead of venting his frustration by putting in a decent performance, he turned on the Arsenal coaching staff who were unhappy at the way in which he was wearing his footwear.
What began as a petty argument soon developed into a fullscale confrontation with the two parties engulfed in a war of words.
The coaching staff had seen enough and Carruthers was sent inside and didn’t even speak to his teammates at the final whistle.
Just 48 hours later, he was off to Motspur Park to finalise his move across London and attempt to abolish all memories of his disastrous conclusion to life at Arsenal.