Arsenal are yet to announce their first official January signing as Mohamed Elneny, but two players from Arsenal youth have signed professional contracts. Defender Tafari Moore, and Tolaji Bola have both put pen to paper with the former renewing his contract and Bola, gets his first professional deal at the club.
Tafari Moore, who has been playing at Arsenal since he was 12 years old is known for his forward sprints despite being a central defender. His energetic spirit on the pitch has helped him make an impact in the UEFA Youth League for the Gunners.
Official website of Arsenal FC said: “Tafari Moore has agreed a new deal with the club, while Tolaji Bola has signed his first professional contract. Moore, 18, is an energetic full back. Having joined the club aged 12, he has worked his way up through the Academy to become a regular for the Gunners’ under-21s.”
Tolaji Bola, on the other hand is a tactical player, who is more strategic than impulsive. The 17 year old has solid tackling skills and has good aerial abilities.
Both being a product of Arsenal’s youth, the youngsters have been rewarded with new contracts. Statement released on Arsenal’s official website said: “An England youth international, Tafari won the U17 European Championships with the Three Lions in 2014. Seventeen year-old defender Bola has impressed for Arsenal’s under-18s over the past two seasons with his composure and tough tackling.“
“A fellow England schoolboy, he has represented his country at U16 level. Everyone at Arsenal looks forward to the continued progression of Tafari and Tolaji in the seasons ahead.”