Arsenal continue their reputation of signing the best young talents after completing the move for wonderkid Ben Sheaf from West Ham United, Metro reports.

At only 16, the English midfielder is currently regarded as one of the best talents emerging out of the country.

He recently turned down a contract offer from the Hammers and instead choose to join the Gunners youth set-up.

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Sheaf has represented England with the U-16 squad and is well on his way to continuing his international duties at a more advanced level.

Arsene Wenger is known for having an eye for unknown starlets and turning them into top level players, and has always been open to bringing academy players into his first team.

Upon his move to the Emirates, he could be given his first appearance for the club’s Under-18 side when they face Lincoln City in a friendly match-up.

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  • les5tar
    6 months ago

    Well just goes to show how bankrupt the Arsenal academy is. Doesn’t Mr Wenger have any faith in his own setup to produce players or is that he prefers to buy other clubs up and coming youngsters in the hope that one of them after sitting on the bench for a season or two will turn out to be the next …. what I don’t know. Go on Wenger amaze us with the quality of players you will promote from within TO prove to the general public that Arsenal deserve the accolade of failed our kids again and again and again – Jack Wilshire excluded perhaps!

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      Brede Jacobsen
      6 months ago

      The signing of Sheaf increases the number of new scholars to 13, with nine of those having progressed through the club’s Hale End system

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    • Dartanian
      6 months ago

      Sometimes young players need new challenges, a different environment and varied input in order to reach their maximum potential. These sorts of moves as long as they are for the right reasons only make futures brighter for our young players as well as English football.

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