Arsenal complete Toral and Bellerin deals

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Arsenal have completed the signings of Barcelona youngsters Jon Toral and Hector Bellerin on five-year deals, according to Sky Sports. 

Midfielder Toral was signed amid some controversy earlier this season, whilst striker Bellerin is likely to feature for the under-18s next campaign. They add to previous signings Serge Gnabry, Kristoffer Olsson and Leander Siemann.

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21 thoughts on “Arsenal complete Toral and Bellerin deals

    Andy said:
    May 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

    What is likely to happen with Toral initially?

    Jeorge Bird responded:
    May 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

    The indication would be that he would initially play for the under-18s, but there have been suggestions that he could be fast-tracked into the Reserves.

    Phillip said:
    May 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Hi Jeorge do you have any info on the forward?

      Jeorge Bird responded:
      May 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

      He can play as a right-winger or as a central striker and impressed after making the step up to Barcelona’s U18 side this season

    Nick said:
    May 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I thought Bellerin is a right back?

      Wills said:
      June 2, 2011 at 1:14 am

      nah, hes a midfielder

    Phillip said:
    May 26, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Thanks Jeorge

    Andy said:
    May 26, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Many thanks

    JOHN TYMON said:
    May 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Interesting signings as Barca players at any level will have already achieved a quality threshold, and in the worst case scenario will be good investments. However we already have a great many diminutive players, who find the EPL rather too physical. Granted they are still only 16, but do you think they will meet the physical demands of EPL?

    bc said:
    May 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    What about Xavi Quintilla, any update on him?

    Has Bellerin been preferred to Robert Mirosavic? or are we still interested in him as well?

    Finally, what Mbabu?

    Jom said:
    May 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    wow.. so many new players already for the youth team and so many is coming up. On the other hand some of last year scholars are not the quality we expect them to be.

    I know some people complain about too many signings for the youth teams but then they go on complaining about our local lads not being good enough and we need new ones a few months later.

    The Daddy said:
    May 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Bellerin? Who the fuck is he? Never even heard him linked.

    wilsheron said:
    May 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Do we have signed the striker?

    Yes or No?

    Joe said:
    May 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    good to see Arsene is following through on his promise to sign and develop English youth for an English club.

    Fan Arsenal said:
    May 27, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Arsenal should recruit more young players as the players of Barcelona striker Gerard Deulofeu a promising young engineering

    blackman said:
    May 27, 2011 at 8:29 am

    are arsenal coming the squad of barcelona rejects?….lol….anyway i’m surprised we sign a forward for the under18 next season….we already have lipman,akpom,brown etc…..

      stefan said:
      June 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      That makes no sense, toral rejected barcelona, so did fabregas, not sure about bellerin

    bc said:
    May 27, 2011 at 10:13 am

    He is more of a wing back and i am beginning to think Wenger is looking to play that way next season, with the possibility of even playing 3 CB’s. It could be why Sagna and Clichy could move on this season and that Eboue and Gibbs could be our wing backs. Jenkinson, Eastmond and Coquelin could also make useful right wing backs, even Lansbury. Whilst Traore and Botelho could make useful left wing backs. It would certainly be an option when you need to chase the match. It would also allow us to play with 2 up front 352 or even 343 with 2 wing backs and 2 wingers. You might see Wenger try and capture Xavi Quintilla who is another of the Barca youths and plays left wing back, there is also the young lad at Southampton Luke Shaw. Then there is the other youngsters at the club that would suit the winger/wing back role Watt, Meade, Bhimoutine, Wynter, Monakana. There are certainly more wingers and wing backs available at reasonable prices in comparison to centre halves and DM’s. Just an opinion so dont shout me down.

    wilsheron said:
    May 27, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Do we signed a player named charly musonda?
    Anderlecht 14 years old

    ozzy said:
    May 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Is he signed?

    lou26 said:
    May 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    We have some great talent coming up the ranks will they get a look in Jebb,Akpom,Lipman,Vickers

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