Lino Sousa says a big reason for him joining our academy is the clear pathway to the first team that has been demonstrated down the years.
The left back has signed professional terms with us, and is hoping to make a big impression over the coming years.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” Sousa told Arsenal Media. “I’d like to thank the club for giving me this opportunity to be here and I’m just excited to get going to be honest.
“I’ve seen that obviously recently things have started to change a bit around here and a lot more young players are coming through and there’s a pathway there. That’s what I’m hopefully looking to aim to do and just progress into the first team one day.
“Bukayo and Emile are two players that have done it and there’s plenty more, and hopefully I’ll be able to add to that list one day.
“I just want to get my head down, get back playing, get into that under-23s team and then hopefully be with the first team for pre-season.”
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