Ashley Young is known to have grown up as an Arsenal fan, with former Gunners legend Ian Wright as his role model on and off the pitch and his brother Kyle has also trained at the Arsenal Academy few years back.
Tyler’s mother Nicky Kelly Pike tweeted the picture of the youngster signing for Arsenal with a congratulatory message for all the youngsters snapped up by the Gunners. She said:
Signed and sealed it’s official. Well done to all the boys who signed their contracts today!
Young was taken off after just 18 minutes of yesterday’s 4-0 win over Newcastle United after tearing ligaments in his hand at St James’ Park and will have to wait to share the exciting moment with his son though, with hospital treatment required to the heal.
United stars have recently hit the headlines for allowing their boys to spend time with rival Premier League academies, with Robin van Persie and United coach Phil Neville’s boys both training with local rivals Man City during the early part of 2014.
Hopefully he can replicate and even better his father’s performances in the near future. It’s nice to see other club’s players joining our academy.
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