Cohen Bramall has admitted that while he was homesick when he first signed for Arsenal, he’s gotten over it pretty quickly.
Bramall signed for Arsenal from non-league side, Hednesford Town, in January after a successful trial and has admitted that moving away from his parents for the first time, at the tender age of 20, was difficult. However, now, he doesn’t think he could go back.
“I won’t move back to Crewe. I’ve grown up loads so I don’t think I’d be able to move back with my mum and dad – that would be a bit weird!” Bramall said, reports the Birmingham Mail.
“I think I’ll get my own house now and live on my own and see the nice parts of Birmingham.
“The first few months after I joined Arsenal I was missing home a bit and your mum not doing your food and washing – it’s big! It affected me but I took the opportunity and I think it’s been the best thing that ever happened to me.”
The full-back was born in Crewe, just up the road from his new loan side, Birmingham City, on the M6.
The 21-year-old has joined the Championship side, along with 25-year-old right-back Carl Jenkinson, until the end of the season with his Arsenal deal set to run out in 2018.
Jenks’s seems to have been extended to 2020.
Bramall made some appearances in the Gunners’ pre-season clashes, which met mixed reviews. However, he has since been promoted to Arsene Wenger’s first team and then shipped off to gain experience elsewhere.
Birmingham manager, Harry Redknapp, is set to include the young defender in his Carabao Cup squad to face Bournemouth tonight (Tuesday).
Bramall featured nine times for Arsenal’s u23s last season.
Jenkinson, however, who only made five senior appearances over all competitions for Arsenal last term, still has to wait to make his loan debut.