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Arsenal Sign Coveted England Youth International

Arsenal have captured 15-year-old wonderkid Dan Crowley.

The central midfielder signs from Aston Villa and has been dubbed the new Jack Wilshere.

He is an already-influential playmaker, putting in some eyecatching peformances in this season’s Barclays U18 Premier League and for England Under 17s.

He has great agility and ball control, fused with speed and an England shirt a few sizes too big for him! (see the video below).

He has the ability to unlock defences with splitting passes and neat lobs over the top. Crowley has quick feet, of which he uses to effortlessly cut himself out of sticky situations.

He made his Aston Villa U16 debut at the remarkable age of 12 and has never looked out of place among older sides. He has found himself on the fringe of Aston Villa’s NextGen side this season, which of course won the competition.

Talksport rumoured that the move could cost around £1million for Arsenal in total.

Have a look at this video of the midfield maestro.

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5 thoughts on “Arsenal Sign Coveted England Youth International

  1. He’s got a touch of the Wilshere’s about him. Seems small but intelligent and direct with his play. I’m sure he’ll get his chance in Arsenal’s u18s and perhaps the Capital One cup if he shines for the u18s. However I’m not sure you can forecast his role in the first team in 3-4 years time. Will Arsene stay, will Jack stay or move further forward will the Ox move in the centre? Anyway, here’s hoping this move works out for him, an exciting ball playing British prospect. Hope there’s more of these players to come.

    Posted by Utkarsh | June 2, 2013, 2:44 pm
  2. Reminds me of Jack Wilshere, great balance, control, direct play. Seems small but intelligent. Can see him being a regular in the centre for the u18s after the mass departures across the academy at Arsenal. Forecasting his position in the first team in 3-4 years time is far more difficult though. Will Arsene stay and continue blooding youth? Will Jack stay and move further forward? Will the Ox come central? Either way, a move to Arsenal makes sense and he looks a great prospect. An English, ball playing central midfielder. Hopefully there’s more of his like to come.

    Posted by Utkarsh | June 2, 2013, 2:49 pm
  3. Reblogged this on Arsenal BPL.

    Posted by gunners78 | June 2, 2013, 4:02 pm
  4. Looks like Nasri to me. Think he will be a winger imo

    Posted by ehis | June 2, 2013, 11:03 pm
  5. Reblogged this on Jake's Opinion.

    Posted by jakebertone | June 3, 2013, 1:53 am

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