Born: December 8, 1993
Position: Defender

A left back who enjoys getting forward at any opportunity, Samir has risen through the youth ranks at Arsenal from the age of eight.

The pacy teenager, who was born in east London and has a Moroccan father, made 22 appearances for the Under-18s before breaking into the reserves where he made two appearances.

He is equally comfortable in a more advanced role but has spent the last two seasons refining his defensive game at full back. Samir also featured in the FA Youth Cup last season.

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3 Sep 2012