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Merida signs Pro Terms

Merida signs Pro Terms

Arsenal youngster Francisco Merida Perez has today committed to a four-year contract with Arsenal.

The former Barcelona youngster celebrated his 17th birthday on 4th of March by signing the deal at Arsenal`s London Conley training ground.

Merida is tipped to have a great future at Arsenal. He is described by reserve manager Neil Banfield as being 'technically very good` and 'having a good understanding of the game. Banfield also says he has high hopes for the young Spaniard, who has drawn comparisons to another Spanish player at Arsenal - Cesc Fabregas.

Congratulations Fran!


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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Sunday March 4 2007
Time: 6:39PM

Comments

0
This boys gonna be the dog`s *********
arsenor
04/03/2007 18:47:00
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Another huge talent seals what is hopefully a glowing future, nice one Fran, look forward to seeing him in first team action after shining in the reserves the way he has, just thought I'd get my view in before our resident chelsea squatter turns this post into an argument about Carvalhos new haircut or summit! ;)
nikolaijns
04/03/2007 18:50:00
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lol @ nikolaijns! he is staging a sit in on Vital Arsenal, Dirty protests and everything! Having seen a little of Merida, he plays a bit like Cesc but is a little more attacking and seems to have quicker feet, cant wait to see him in the Carling cup next year.
iceman10
04/03/2007 18:55:00
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He's got a great left peg 'n all!
simmy8_2000
04/03/2007 19:01:00
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Now you see it, now you don't... http://youtube.com/watch?v=MxgCeucZrvM&mode=related&search=
simmy8_2000
04/03/2007 19:04:00
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Another one for the Carling Cup next season. If he's left footed and quicker than Fabregas then what the odds that Wenger will use him on the wings?
Lex touched me.
04/03/2007 19:24:00
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I'd say there's every chance he'll be used on the wing. He hasn't got a weak right foot, I've seen a video of him score from 20odd yards with his right.
simmy8_2000
04/03/2007 19:36:00
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the future is def. bright.......even when fabregas leaves we can be safe in the knowledge that we have young quality players pushing through to replace him
fran merida
04/03/2007 19:56:00
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yeah fran, thanks for popping up. not too many players do so. :P And the boy can whip some free kicks as well. Arsene Wenger's magic!
G4L
04/03/2007 21:14:00
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Looking forward to seeing a bit more of him next season. Also looking forward to seeing Carlos Vela.
flv
04/03/2007 22:19:00
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