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UNBELIEVABLE Arsenal youngster signs first professional contract with club

An 18-year-old Arsenal academy star has signed first professional contract with the club and will be aiming to break into the first team

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Arsenal have announced today that rising star Michelle Agyemang has penned her first professional contract in a significant move for both player and club. 

The 18-year-old sensation, who has already made waves as a prolific scorer for England at youth level, solidifies her commitment to the Gunners as she embarks on the next phase of her promising career.

Agyemang’s journey to professional status has been marked by standout performances and early achievements. Making her debut for Arsenal at the tender age of 16, she swiftly asserted her presence on the field during a match against Leicester in November 2022. Just two months later, she clinched her first senior goal in a Women’s FA Cup clash against Leeds, demonstrating a prowess that belied her age.

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Despite her youth, Agyemang’s impact has reverberated beyond the confines of her parent club. A successful loan spell at Women’s Championship side Watford saw her tally an impressive six goals and secure the accolade of Player of the Month for January, further underlining her potential as a force to be reckoned with in the women’s game.

Reflecting on the milestone moment, Agyemang expressed her gratitude and excitement, stating, “Arsenal Football Club is like family to me, so signing a professional contract here is just incredible, it really is what dreams are made of. I’m really grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to continue playing for the Arsenal.”


For Arsenal, Agyemang’s progression from budding talent to fully-fledged professional symbolizes the success of their youth development program. Academy manager James Honeyman lauded her journey, remarking, “We are delighted with how Michelle has progressed and are so proud of her journey to get to this moment.”

The sentiment was echoed by Clare Wheatley, Director of Women’s Football at Arsenal, who emphasized Agyemang’s potential to thrive in the professional arena. 

“We’re thrilled that Michelle has put pen to paper on professional terms with us,” said Wheatley. “With hard work and dedication, we believe she has all the potential to apply this in the professional game.”

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