The Arsenal academy made three signings in the 2018 summer window, let’s have a look at how each of them are getting on in their first seasons with the club.

1Sam Greenwood

Sam Greenwood via Instagram
Sam Greenwood via Instagram
  • Age: 17
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed from: Sunderland

Although Greenwood mostly played as a centre-forward in his last season with the Sunderland u18s, he’s played a variety of roles for Arsenal so far. With Folarin Balogun already established up front, Greenwood has often had to shift out wide, play as a second striker or even as an attacking midfielder to fit in.

Despite that fact, the youngster has had an excellent first campaign so far. In his first 17 games with his new team, Greenwood has scored six goals and provided five assists. A number of those were substitute appearances, so he’s actually managing one goal contribution every 100 minutes.

Greenwood is also thriving with the national team since his transfer, scoring seven goals in eight games for the England u17s.

Although he’s right-footed, the teenager can also finish chances confidently with his left, as you can see below:

However, one of the forward’s best attributes is his direct set-pieces, and he’s already scored a couple of free-kicks for Arsenal.

Hopefully, the young striker can keep up his good form for the remainder of the season.

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