Shaw-t on quality? Luke who we got now!
Fans are ecstatic with their new signing of Luke Shaw
Despite the suggestions that Arsenal are short on quality following the numerous departures of first team players, Steve Bould has silenced his critiques with what many have called an outstanding signing, with the temporary manager getting a fantastic deal for the value.
Luke Shaw has been tipped as a future Premier League and England star, despite being 18 years old. After a fantastic first season with , interest occurred from some of the biggest teams in England. Shaw rejected potential offers from both Manchester United and his beloved Chelsea to join Arsenal, setting the sign back £6m and Kieran Gibbs.
Shaw had been within the Southampton ranks since the age of just 8, spotted playing for his local club Molesey Juniors. From then on he dazzled players and teams at all age groups, which earned him his first professional contract at the start of the 2012/13 season, with saw him take the number 23 shirt, while going on to feature 25 times.
Named as the likely England first-team left-back regular, Shaw has been notified for his blistering pace, exceptional crossing and tackling, as a defender who can both attack and defend well. With a £40k a week contract, fans can expect to see the star playing regularly, pleasing fans across the country, many ecstatic with the signing.
Kieran Gibbs will move to Southampton as part of the deal
Nevertheless, fans will see current left-back Kieran Gibbs depart to Southampton, a move that seems to have little impact on the fans. Gibbs was never really able to break into the team regularly, always having to compete with others, most recently Spaniard Naxto Monreal.
The 23-year-old had been with Arsenal since 2005, with a loan spell to Norwich in 2007 miserably. Kieran made the odd appearance here and there, and did play 27 times last season, but was clear to lack the needed talent to become the Arsenal left-back for many years.
With Shaw the regular full-back back at Southampton, the club seized at the opportunity to easily find a more experienced left-back to become Luke's replacement, who has already become a fan favourite at the club, selling out of Shaw shirts at the megastore within hours of the announcement and printing.