Arsenal Sign Impressive Defender Semi Ajayi

By on September 18, 2013

The transfer window may be closed but that hasn’t stopped us adding to our youth ranks with the free transfer signing of talented defender Semi Ajayi.

The 19-year-old centre-back came through the youth system at Charlton Atheltic before being released at the end of last season. After a brief spell with Norwich in pre-season, he was handed a trial by Arsenal in the summer and following two excellent display’s for the Under-21’s he has now signed for the club on a permanent basis, penning a two-year contract.

Ajayi confirmed the news on his official Twitter account:

Ajayi made an instant impact during his trial, scoring with a header during a win over Blackburn and has lead the Under-21’s to two successive clean sheets.

The Crayford-born teenager has been capped by Nigeria at Under-20 level but is still eligible to represent England. He’s a huge Arsenal fan with his hero believed to be Mr Arsenal himself, Tony Adams, so I’m sure he’ll give him all to make it at the club.

Welcome to Arsenal Semi, hope you can emulate your boyhood hero!


  1. holuyemi eedris

    September 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I like semiu ajayi sgning keep it up jare


    September 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

    so another nigerian on arsenal ranks. good for my guy and fan base buzz.

  3. Sanusi

    September 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Hurray. good to see my brother in Arsenal shirt.
    O ku Abo si inu egbe agba boolu to yanranti julo.


  4. Gunn

    September 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Check out Semi Ajayi at this link

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