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Report: Arsenal starlet compared to Leroy Sane part of double pre-season boost for Mikel Arteta

Arsenal are set for a huge pre-season boost as both Kido Taylor-Hart and Arthur Okonkwo are set to sign a new contract with the Gunners.

Football.London broke the news this evening. They claim both Taylor-Hart and Okonkwo are set to follow each other in signing new long-term contracts with Arsenal.

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The news will be a welcome relief for Mikel Arteta and his coaching staff.

Especially when it comes to Taylor-Hart. The young winger was said to be interesting clubs in Europe, but will now commit his future to the club.


Goalkeeper Okonkwo is another highly-rated prospect. With no recognised number two at the club barring Alex Runnarsson – who could leave – Okonkwo might well see his chance open up this season.

Big expectations

Arsenal were in danger of becoming a club who lost a lot of talent at one point this year. But the deal to tie down Folarin Balogun seemed a turning point, and now Taylor-Hart and Okonkwo are following suit.

Teenager winger Taylor-Hart is of particular excitement in North London.

As reported by Football.London previously, he is said to be in the top three fastest in the Gunners’ academy. He’s also been compared to Leroy Sane in the past, such is his pace and directness.

The Gunners will be hoping for big things in the coming seasons. The young duo will no doubt have a part to play.

Once again, it’s another step in the right direction for Edu and Arteta.

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