Search

Arsenal secure three starlets on long term deals including Eddie Nketiah

PUBLISHED: 19:03 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 19:08 06 December 2017

Eddie Nketiah has signed a new Arsenal deal. Credit Arsenal FC

Eddie Nketiah has signed a new Arsenal deal. Credit Arsenal FC

Archant

Arsenal have signed three highly-rated youngsters on new long term deals after the trio made their first team debuts this term.

Matt Macey has signed a new deal with Arsenal. Credit Arsenal FC  Matt Macey has signed a new deal with Arsenal. Credit Arsenal FC

Young starlets Eddie Nketiah, Matt Macey and Ben Sheaf have all signed contract extensions with the North London giants after impressing in senior action this season.

Teen sensation Nketiah, 18, has already played four times for the first team notching two goals on his debut in the 2-1 victory over Norwich City in the Carabao Cup fourth round in October.

The promising Nketiah posted on his personal Twitter account: “Delighted to have signed a new long term deal with Arsenal. Looking forward to pushing on and continuing my development at this great club. Thanks to my family and friends for all the support.”

The 23-year-old Macey has played two first-team matches this year, keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League along with performing well against the Canaries in the same match Nketiah made his bow.

Ben Sheaf has signed a contract extension at Arsenal. Credit Arsenal FC Ben Sheaf has signed a contract extension at Arsenal. Credit Arsenal FC

Sheaf, 19, has also made a European appearance – as a late substitute in the 1-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade in October.

The deals follow Joe Willock, also signing a contract extension on the dotted line in early November.

An Arsenal spokesman said: “We would like to congratulate all players on their new contracts and wish them every success as they continue their development with the club.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Islington Sports News

Yesterday, 22:56

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was perplexed by his side’s poor performance against FK Ostersunds during their 2-1 home defeat in the Europa League at the Emirates on Thursday evening.

Yesterday, 22:09

Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to FK Ostersunds at the Emirates in the Europa League on Thursday but won the tie 4-2 on aggregate to qualify for Friday’s last 16 draw. Find out which Gunners and visiting players impressed Layth Yousif on a disappointing night in North London.

Yesterday, 21:59

The impressive footballers of FK Ostersunds narrowly failed to create one of the greatest shocks in the history of European football against Arsenal in the Europa League at the Emirates on Thursday night – after winning 2-1 only to lose the tie 4-2 on aggregate.

Yesterday, 15:30

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping striker Alexandre Lacazette could be fit to play in the next round of the Europa League, handing the Gunners a timely injury boost.

Yesterday, 12:37

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants Jack Wilshere to sign a new deal but has revealed the decision is not just his as the club look to reduce his basic salary in favour of a more appearance-based wage.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leah Williamson has backed the returning Kim Little to inspire Arsenal Ladies to SSE Women’s FA Cup glory this season.

Wed, 23:06

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping Danny Welbeck will sign a new deal at the club after a ‘torrid time’ with injuries has seen him lose confidence.

Wed, 21:56

In the week of the Carabao Cup final read our series detailing previous Arsenal League Cup finals by talking to the people who were there. We spoke to Gunners legend Bob Wilson who kindly shared his memories of one of the biggest giantkilling acts in the history of English football as third division Swindon Town upset the odds by beating the North Londoners 3-1 in the 1969 Wembley showpiece.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“With teenagers there’s a lot of banter, and you can really establish a relationship. You have to trust teenagers to make their own decisions.”

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now