Earlier this week we covered the announcement of Amani Richards’ first professional contract with Arsenal, after turning 17 in November, making him eligible for one.
But Richards wasn’t the only one to turn 17 in November, and Henry Timi Davies confirmed he also signed a professional contract on Wednesday.
Arsenal have since announced the deal for the young striker, who hopes to eventually play at senior level for Arsenal and England.
“I think my family has had the biggest impact on me in getting me to where I am right now because without them it would be impossible,” Davies said.
“All the effort everyone put in me and all the trust everyone showed in me were major factors in me signing this contract.”
“One of my main personal goals is to get called up to train more with the first team and maybe even play for them and get an England international cap.”
Davies has played only sparingly in competitive matches so far this season, coming on as a Premier League U18 Cup substitute and benching for a few league games.
It should be noted that he scored in the only pre-season friendly he started, at Plymouth Argyle.
More than that, Davies is still clearly very young and he has plenty of talented older forwards ahead of him. He’s impressed with his limited appearances so far, and he’s sure to get more chances eventually.