Arsenal Midfielder Signs New Four-Year Deal

Arsenal have lost one of its prospects who refused to sign a new contract at the club to English side Brentford.

Josh Dasilva was confirmed by the English club on Tuesday after signing a four year contract that could later be extended if he impresses his new employers.

The move became necessary and inevitable as soon as his Arsenal contract expired in the summer and the 19-year-old is now officially out of the Emirates Stadium.

Following the player's decline to sign a new contract his name was excluded from the youth squad in the Manchester City Matchday Programme.

As it is with such transfers, Arsenal will get no fee for his move. However, they will be paid a training compensation fee as a result of his age.

Josh will surely be missed for his noticeable impact in the U-23 team where he often acted as captain and played a key role in goal build-ups.

The youngster was handed a first team debut by former manager Arsene Wenger but it seems he hungers for more of such - it is clearly something he wouldn't have got so soon if he had committed his future to the club, hence, his decision to depart.

Speaking on the switch, Phil Giles, Brentford Co-Director of Football said: “Josh elected not to sign the new contract offered to him by Arsenal, which shows he understands the importance of starting to play regular first team football.”

I, on behalf of every loyal Arsenal supporter, wish Josh a fruitful career as he looks to write his name on the sand of time. All the best to him.

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