Jordi Osei-Tutu signs professional terms with Arsenal


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Young Arsenal defender Jordi Osei-Tutu has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The youngster, who joined the Gunners from Reading on scholarship terms in the summer, has been an ever-present for Arsenal U18s this season, featuring in all eight of Frans De Kat’s side’s fixtures so far.

The right-back, who can also play as a winger or at centre-back if required, has impressed with his attacking movements, but has struggled defensively at times.

Osei-Tutu will now be hoping to feature in the UEFA Youth League and U21 squads before the end of the season. He becomes the first member of this season’s batch of scholars to sign professional terms.

Earlier today Arsenal U21 winger Alex Iwobi signed a new long-term contract with the club.

9 comments

  1. Jeorge, regarding some recent comments on Benik Afobe and any prospective transfer he may be involved in during the January Window, I wonder, did Arsenal insert any sell-on clauses when they sold him to Wolves?

  2. Aston Villa are reportedly keen to bring former Gunner Benik Afobe to Villa Park.
    The striker signed for Wolves in January and has since gone on to feature 32 times for the Championship side, scoring 17 goals and assisting six. He’s having a great time with his new team after spending years being loaned out to various clubs as an Arsenal youth.
    It’s therefore no wonder that Tim Sherwood wants to sign the 22-year-old. Villa are currently struggling in the relegation zone having only won four points in eight games.
    After selling their main goalscorer Benteke to Liverpool in the summer, Villa are finding it hard to find goals and buying a prolific forward such as Afobe would be a good place to start.
    However, whether Wolves would want to sell the striker after only having him since January is another question. Villa are reportedly willing to offer £10m, but would this be enough to turn the Championship side’s heads?

  3. Arsenal are keen to re-sign Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup as they look to strengthen in holding midfield. Ozyakup, 23, spent four years with the Gunners as a youngster but was sold in 2012. Wenger neglected to strengthen in the midfield area over the summer, but after an injury crisis, he could be set to step up his interest in the young starlet. Ozyakup has created 12 chances in the league this season for Besiktas, the second-highest at the club.

    1. So we are trying to sign an attacking midfielder to boost our holding midfield options??
      Watched Besiktas v Sporting in Europa last week, looked very good when he came on. Also looked very good against the Dutch for Turkey last month, scoring one and helping assist another. Not sure we would be interested in buying him back though.

      1. Yes, that’s just stupid paper-talk. Just copied that straight and posted because i liked Ozzy when he was with us. I don’t think there’s gonna be anything more about it, but i thought he would be quite good back-up Ozil, when Rosicky leaves.

  4. West Ham United look set to rival Arsenal for the signing of highly-rated Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup, according to Fanatik.
    The 23-year-old, who had a spell with Arsenal earlier in his career, has caught the eye of several top clubs with his fine performances this season, and is a player whom Hammers boss Slaven Bilic knows well.
    The Croatian tactician had a busy summer in the transfer market, but could now be active again this January as he lines up this exciting raid on his former club.
    Arsenal are one of a number of other clubs mentioned as potential suitors for £14.7m-rated Ozyakup.

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