Amani Richards signs first professional contract

Amani Richards has signed his first professional contract. 

The 17-year-old forward joined us from Chelsea’s academy in March this year.

An England youth international, Amani was raised in Islington and comes from a family of Arsenal supporters. He has delivered a number of promising performances so far, making six appearances for our under-18s so far this season and scoring one goal in the Premier League Cup.

"It's a surreal feeling, especially because it's my boyhood club and I grew up supporting them," Amani told "I had a lot of conversations with Per and many other people at the club and I felt like they believed in me a lot and this was the best step for me in my journey." 

Everyone at Arsenal would like to congratulate Amani on his first professional contract and we look forward to seeing his continued development.


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