Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push this season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best to achieve his target.
Arsenal’s ‘busy’ transfer window seems to be gathering even more pace with the confirmation of yet another deal. Teenage defender Tafari Moore has extended his contract with the Gunners, the club has confirmed.
Moore, 18, joined the Gunners from Queens Park Rangers six years ago and has steadily risen through the youth ranks at the Emirates.
The attack minded full back was the first choice of Steve Gatting at right back for the under-21s and also turned in impressive performances with his marauding forward runs from deep in the UEFA Youth League before a devastating injury just before Christmas sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
The defender has also turned out for England at under-17 level, helping the young Lions to victory in the 2014 European Championships in Malta, before his unfortunate injury.
Moore was eager to showcase his talents at first team level, he entertained the possibility of a loan switch as he believes the presence of Hector Bellerin, Callum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy presently block his path to the first team. He said:
“I want to get first-team experience. Last season I gained a lot of Under-21 experience but I’d like to go out on loan to see where I stand at first-team level.
“Obviously the club are bringing in these really good players so it is going to be hard to break into the first team – but having those players in front of you gives you a push to try to work towards getting ahead of them.
“I’ve trained twice with the first team and I’m working hard to hopefully get more opportunities to do that more often and play some games.”