Arsenal Football Club is delighted to confirm that Nico Yennaris has signed a new contract extension with the Club.

The 19 year-old England youth international enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2011/12, making three appearances for Arsène Wenger's senior side before gaining further first-team experience with League One outfit Notts County in a brief loan spell.

Although predominantly a central midfielder, Yennaris' versatility saw him make an assured Premier League debut at right back against Manchester United. Nico also played in defence for victories over Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United in the League Cup and FA Cup respectively.

The Leytonstone-born lifelong Gunners fan first joined Arsenal aged seven. He was a regular in the Reserves last season, for whom he made 17 outings.

Nico has been heavily involved with the first team this pre-season. He played in the Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup at Southampton and was also a member of the Asia Tour 2012 squad, featuring in two of the three matches in the Far East.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Nico continued success with the Club.

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