Following the announcement of Amani Richards’ professional deal, Henry Timi Davies has also signed a first pro contract with Arsenal.
Earlier this week, we covered the announcement of Amani Richards’ first professional contract with Arsenal, after he turned 17 in November – making him eligible for one.
But Richards wasn’t the only one to turn 17 in November, and Henry Timi Davies confirmed he had also signed a professional deal on Wednesday.
Arsenal have since announced the deal for the young forward, who is hoping to play a senior level for Arsenal and England eventually.
“I think my family has had the biggest impact on me to get me where I am right now, because without them, it would be impossible,” Davies said.
“Especially all the help my mum has given me, taking me to training every day and all the support they’ve given me.
“All the effort everyone’s put into me and all the belief everyone’s shown in me were major factors in me signing this contract.”
“One of my main personal goals is to get called up to train with the first team more and maybe even feature for them and get an international cap for England.”
Davies has only featured sparingly in competitive fixtures so far this season, coming on as a substitute in the u18 Premier League Cup and making the bench for a few league games.
It’s worth noting he did score in the only pre-season friendly he started, away to Plymouth Argyle.
More than that, Davies is still clearly very young, and he has a lot of older talented forwards ahead of him. He’s impressed in his limited appearances so far, and he’s sure to get further chances eventually.