Arsenal complete wonderkid transfer after Chelsea exit confirmed



Arsenal have completed the signing of former Chelsea youngster Amani Richards, the attacker has announced on his Instagram page.

The London-born forward, who is only 16-years-old, recently left the Blues’ academy set-up and has now revealed in a social media video that he has joined the Gunners.

Richards, who has already played for England at Under-16 level, revealed the announcement via his Instagram account with a video, featuring a voiceover by himself and a clip of him unzipping his jacket and showing an Arsenal shirt.

In the video he released, the youngster said: “Signing for Arsenal, my boyhood club, it’s just a great thing. It’s a club that everyone in my family supports. Everyone around me supports Arsenal.

“I mean I always wanted it to happen eventually, but it happening now is just a great thing.

“I’m just really, really excited to get going.”

Despite his tender age, Richards is understood to have already played at Under-18 level for Chelsea, meaning it is likely that he will be integrated into the Under-18s squad to begin with, ahead of hopefully making his way up the ladder in north London.

Richards is not the first youngster to have swapped Stamford Bridge for the Emirates Stadium in recent years. Eddie Nketiah, who has risen through the Gunners’ youth ranks and into the first-team, swapped Chelsea for Arsenal back in 2015 and Jason Sraha joined the Gunners in 2019.

Arsenal are yet to comment on the video released by Richards or confirm his arrival at the Emirates Stadium.





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