Arsenal this summer, have not just shown their seriousness in the transfer window by securing the services of first team players but are also securing the future of their young talents in a bid to preparing them for the future of the club.
Arsene Wenger who is an avid lover of young, bright and talented footballers has been about at the Emirates securing the future’s of various young lads at the North London club, with the latest being England’s U21 starlet.
Midfielder Daniel Crowley has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.
Crowley, who turned 17 on Sunday, joined the Gunners from Aston Villa in the summer of 2013.
Hugely-promising midfielder; Crowley provided some tantalising glimpses of his potential during his first season at the club.
Signed amidst much publicity from Aston Villa, the England U17 international specialises in unlocking opposition defences.
Despite enduring several injury setbacks during the course of the campaign, he was a regular for the U18s, with his personal highlight coming as he scored two goals and provided four assists in the 6-1 victory over Peterborough United in the FA Youth Cup.
He also helped the under-19s to the Uefa Youth League quarter-finals last term, making three appearances in the competition.
The youngster broke into the U21 team as the campaign progressed, but was injured on his first start at that level against Middlesbrough.
It is highly expected that the youngster will progress well at Arsenal and further make his way into the first team joining the likes of Jack Wilshere who have successfully broken into the Arsenal first team from the youth ranks.
Wilshere has also tweeted a congratulatory message to Crowley following the signing of his first professional contract at Arsenal.