Arsenal have confirmed that under-21s captain Isaac Hayden has signed a new deal with the club.
The 18 year-old-defender has flirted with the first team this season, making his debut in the Carling Cup win over West Bromwich Albion and being named on the first team bench on five further occasions.
A versatile defender/midfielder he’ll be looking to impress over the rest of the season in the hope of securing a place in Arsene Wenger’s pre-season camp come the summer.
One player who did make an impression in the Far East back in July was Chuba Akpom. The 18-year-old, who spent a month on loan at Brentford recently, has now joined Coventry for the rest of the season.
The striker has already made his Premier League debut, coming on as a late sub in the 3-1 victory at Sunderland, and also scored a penalty in the Carling Cup shootout at the Hawthorns. He’ll be looking to help Steven Pressley’s side push up the League 1 table and has been given the number 9 shirt.
Speaking about his newest acquisition, Pressley told the Coventry website: “We’ve been looking to add options to our forward line and Chuba is an exciting young player who we’re delighted to bring in.
“He is a young player who is hungry to prove himself, and hunger is certainly a key attribute at this football club.
“We’ve got a lot of games left this season and I hope Chuba will be able to help us get the results we need.”