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Arsenal have signed younster Salah-Eddine from Feyenoord on free transfer.
Welcome to The Arsenal, Salah 🔴 https://t.co/tYETr4QhD5
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 22, 2020
The 17-year-old central midfielder has already trained with his new team-mates. Speaking to the club’s website, Salah said:
“It feels great to join a massive club like Arsenal. It’s a good environment for me to work on my development and hopefully through the academy I can become a first-team player.
“They first contacted my dad and then I went there for a week just to see what the club is all about, and after that they didn’t really have to say anything. I immediately knew that it was the right club for me.
“My first impressions were that not only are my team-mates really good footballers, but they’re great people as well. The whole environment is positive and it’s lovely to work with them.”
Arsenal newcomer also talked about his ambitions at his new club:
“I’m a central midfielder and I like to play box to box,” he added. “Offensively I’m a creative player and I can play with my left or right foot. I score goals and get assists, and defensively I like to think I do my bit too, especially in the transition.
“First I want to become an important player in the Under-23s and then eventually get involved with the first team in some capacity.
“I want to see what that’s like, but above all else I want to have a really good season with the Under-23s.
“Maybe if I do that then I’ll be able to join the first team here and there in training. Those are my targets.”