Khayon Edwards has been offered a scholarship deal by Arsenal after his prolific start to the season, and he intends to take it up.
On Thursday night, Edwards confirmed on his Twitter account that he’d been offered a scholarship with the Arsenal academy.
The striker wrote that he saw it as “all my hard work and determination paying off” before thanking his family, friends and supporters, adding that the “hard work starts now”.
Daily Cannon have since confirmed that the player intends to take up the offer, with sources close to the player calling the decision “very good news” for a player who is “hungry for more”.
By our count, Edwards has already scored 18 goals for the Arsenal u16s this season, and he’s certainly been one of the stars of an impressive young Arsenal side.
As well as scoring for fun in domestic competition, putting together wins against some of the top academy sides around, Edwards also did well on a personal level in the recent Istria Youth Cup. Arsenal finished third at the event thanks to Edwards’ goals:
Hutchinson with the assist, nice finish from Edwards with a tight angle. pic.twitter.com/wfTk24qRMO
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) October 10, 2019
Arsenal came 3rd place in the Istria youth tournament. Won 3-2 today scored another one ⚽️. 15 Goals already this season. Thanks for having us. @ArsenalAcademy @IstriaYouthCup @afcDW @jeorgebird @DeludedGooner04 pic.twitter.com/JoxPdQDwdM
— Khayon Edwards (@EdwardsKhayon) October 12, 2019
It feels like Arsenal are starting to become a bit of a conveyor belt for young attacking talent.
With Eddie Nketiah impressing on loan, Tyreece John-Jules and Folarin Balogun doing excellently for the u23s, Sam Greenwood starring at u18 level and now Edwards pushing on with the u16s, there’s certainly a lot to look forward to up front.
The work is far from over for any of them, Edwards included. As the player says himself, this is where it all really starts.