By Emma Sanders
Arsenal fans reacted with anticipation on Twitter after it was confirmed the club had made their first January signing.
Versatile ace Cohen Bramall, who can play on the left side of defence and midfield, has signed a two-year deal with Arsenal after they agreed a reported £40,000 fee with non-league club Hednesford Town.
The youngster will join up with Steve Gatting’s Under-23s squad and will hope to progress through the academy and into the first team squad.
The club’s official Twitter account announced the news of their new signing and it sparked lots of responses from Arsenal fans on social media.
That’s right, it’s official
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 10, 2017
Most fans were excited to see the club are looking at young English players and are looking forward to seeing whether he will become the next young star.
Other fans reacted humorously and claimed the unknown youngster was already better than some of Arsenal’s current defenders and he will prove to be better than ex-left-back Ashley Cole.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
— Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) January 10, 2017
Best leftback in the world
— ً (@SIDVILLAINY) January 10, 2017
great signing for the future..Great to have you at the club lad 👍👍
— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) January 10, 2017
Better than Monreal
— They/Them (@WilshTheBaller) January 10, 2017
welcome Ashley Cole. Off to Chelsea in 2022.
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) January 10, 2017
Better than Shaw
— Met. (@AFCMet) January 10, 2017
welcome to the Arsenal ❤
— Eva McLaughlin 🏳️🌈 (@EvaMcL3) January 10, 2017
Welcome to the best team in the world! 🔴⚪
— Bee (@BeeGooner_) January 10, 2017
The new Ashley Cole 🙌🙌🙌
— 🤫 (@187JohnnyS) January 10, 2017
The 20-year-old has penned a professional contract until 2019 and will hope to provide future competition for the role of left-back behind Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal.
The Mirror claim the deal cost Arsenal just £40,000 but that is not surprising given his roots lie solely in non-league football.
Bramall was playing in the Northern League Premier Division last season.
In other Arsenal transfer news, the club had a huge £56 million bid rejected for this striker.