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The young Irishman signs the first professional contract with the arsenal

The young Irishman signs the first professional contract with the arsenal

The arsenal continues to place emphasis on youth after Arsene Wenger's departure. The Frenchman was famous for both his academic graduates and young actors in the transfer market, and that academic tradition continues in earnest. Three Arsenal Academy graduates signed their first professional contracts with the Gunners, including Irish midfielder Jordan McEneff. Per Arsenal's statement on their official website: "Academy graduates Harry Clarke, Jordan McEneff and Tobi Omole signed their first professional contracts, Jordan signed for us at the age of 17. Young Irish national has injured himself at the start of last season but has impressed in his seven appearances as an offensive midfielder for our under 18s this year. "The seventeen year old used to represent Ireland of the North at the level of minors, before moving to the Republic and achieve the decisive goal on his debut in the final minute against Hungary. Vote different from the younger brother @ jordanmceneff01 🙌🏼🔥 pic.twitter.com/0vRAtcIzrR – Aaron McEneff (@amceneff) November 1, 2016 "I'm an offensive midfielder and I like to play with the ball at the defenders, which is my main selling point," he told Arsenal.com last month. "I played up to 17 years with Northern Ireland, but I changed the Republic of Ireland, since my dad is from Dublin." It will be very competitive in the world-renowned Academy of Arsenal, but there is no better place for this Derry teenager to develop his game.