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Report: Arsenal starlet seemingly ditches Gunners to join Champions League club

Arsenal appear to have lost one of their brightest youngsters to Valencia.

As reported by, 16-year-old Yunus Musah has decided to leave the Gunners in favour of moving to the Champions League club after recent speculation.

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Apparently Musah was offered a scholarship deal that would have been the gateway to him signing professional terms at the age of 17.

But it would appear that has been rejected, with El Desmarque picturing the starlet in a Valencia shirt playing against Dutch side RKC Waalkwijk in a pre-season friendly.

Neither club have made any kind of official announcement about the move.

It is thought that Valencia were able to offer a clearer path to their first-team than Arsenal were to their own.

TBR’s view

It’s a big blow for Arsenal if Musah has indeed left the club as it so seems.

He was viewed as the standout prospect of the 2002/03 generation in Arsenal’s Academy, and was playing above his own age group with the U18s last season.

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The versatile midfielder is supremely gifted technically, and would likely have been one for the Gunners’ first-team in the future.

The club have many talented young players on their books, but maybe Musah will prove to be a big regret later down the line.

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