After spending 10 years with Arsenal, 16-year-old Finley Stevens is now looking for a club, following his release this month.
This week, Finley Stevens spoke to the Daily Cannon about his situation. First things first, the youngster confirmed his preferred position is “right-back”, but he can also play at centre-back or in defensive midfield. He describes his strengths as “tackling, passing (long and short) and reading of the game”.
Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that Stevens’ ‘footballing idol’ is Sergio Ramos. The Real Madrid star has also spent time at both right-back and in central defence, and there’s no doubting his ability both in and out of possession.
Stevens describes his time with Arsenal as “an excellent experience”, and explains how he first came to play for the North London side.
“I joined Arsenal when I was six,” Stevens recalls. “Arsenal scout Dave Allan watched me whilst I was doing a one-on-one session with Charlie Gilmour’s dad Ian Gilmour.”
Unfortunately, 10 years later, the young right-back’s time with the Gunners is coming to an end. He’s on the lookout for a new club, but one positive is that he’s at least getting a little help from Arsenal.
“Arsenal have been in contact with my parents and have put me out to other clubs looking for similar players,” Stevens explained.
Check out this video of the full-back’s highlights from the 2018/19 campaign:
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