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Report: Arsenal man set to join club who have chased him for months, new squad number already decided

Arsenal starlet Xavier Amaechi is all set to move to German club Hamburg, according to German media outlet Bild.

The 18-year-old, who can play as a winger or a striker, has apparently been wanted by Hamburg for months and the deal is now close to completion.

Amaechi will apparently wear the number 11 shirt with his new employers and he has been pencilled in for a promotion to the senior team by the time next season is over.

The teenager had a contract at the Emirates Stadium until 2020 and it may be a blow to the Gunners to lose a bright young talent.

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It’s natural that with modern superclubs stockpiling young players that there will be some natural wastage and losing talented kids, and it remains to be seen how Amaechi develops in Germany.

Jadon Sancho found his path into the Manchester City first team blocked and then shone in Germany and that’s the standard for any young Premier League player who goes out there.

The likes of Reiss Nelson are capable of supplementing the first team regardless, but it would be galling for the Gunners if Amaechi were to shine out in Germany this season.

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