Spanish under-21 international Ignasi Miquel has completed a permanent move to Norwich ending his six-year tenure at the Emirates.
The centre-back spent his formative years at Barcelona’s La Masia Academy before being snapped up by the Gunners from homeland minnows UE Cornellà back in 2008.
He worked his way through the ranks to become captain of Arsenal’s under-21s making his first team debut in 2011 against Leyton Orient in the FA Cup. He subsequently made appearances in the FA Cup, League Cup and in the Champions League before spending last year on loan at Leicester City.
Out of contract at the end of the season and with little prospect of usurping Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, a move makes sense for Miquel who has reached an age when regular football is the most important thing.
The Norwich new boy said, “I had to move on from Arsenal and Norwich have given me the chance to prove myself. The Championship is a tough league, but I know what it’s about and I enjoyed it last season.
“I’m really looking forward to getting started.
Arseblog News wishes all Ignasi all the best at the Canaries.