Arsenal’s Latest Wonderkid: Sublime Spain Defender Signs For The Gunners

Arsenal kid

Arsenal wonderkid Julio Pleguezuelo has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The 17-year-old has been a regular of the under-19s and under-18s for the Gunners this season. He has also helped Arsenal reach the UEFA Youth League quarter-finals, and has played a key part in the Club’s FA Youth Cup run, which now sees them face Chelsea in the semi-finals.

A Spain youth international, Pleguezuelo joined the Gunners from Barcelona in the summer of 2013, following the same path that Cesc Fabregas made before becoming a club captain.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a big belief in giving young talent chances and maturing them into great players and maybe Pleguezuelo could be next in line to make the big step up.

The club are clearly delighted with the youngster signing his first pro contract and released a short statement expressing their pleasure with the contractual agreement.

“Everyone at Arsenal would like to congratulate Julio on his first professional contract and we look forward to his continued progression with the Club.”


Arsenal have won just two of their last 10 Premier League games.

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