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Arsenal defender Luis Brown has announced that he will be departing the club when his scholarship contract expires at the end of June.

The 18-year-old, son of West Ham Academy Manager Kenny Brown, advanced through Arsenal’s Hale End academy but was not offered a professional contract. Having been training with West Ham, Brown is expected to sign with them on July 1. His versatility across the back line will be beneficial, especially with the imminent departure of Ben Johnson.

Brown is likely to start his journey with West Ham in the development squad, which recently learned their opponents for the next season’s EFL Trophy.

During his tenure at Arsenal, Brown, who can play as a left-back or center-back, made 31 appearances for the U18s, scoring three goals and frequently captaining the team last season. He also made his Premier League 2 debut as a substitute against Southampton and was named on the bench in the UEFA Youth League.

has announced that he will be departing the club when his scholarship contract expires at the end of June.

The 18-year-old, son of West Ham Academy Manager Kenny Brown, advanced through Arsenal’s Hale End academy but was not offered a professional contract. Having been training with West Ham, Brown is expected to sign with them on July 1. His versatility across the back line will be beneficial, especially with the imminent departure of Ben Johnson.

Brown is likely to start his journey with West Ham in the development squad, which recently learned their opponents for the next season’s EFL Trophy.

During his tenure at Arsenal, Brown, who can play as a left-back or center-back, made 31 appearances for the U18s, scoring three goals and frequently captaining the team last season. He also made his Premier League 2 debut as a substitute against Southampton and was named on the bench in the UEFA Youth League.

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  • Macephtopheles says:

    It was a surprise signing that.

    Nobody could have imagined the grandson of Ken Brown who made close to 500 West Ham appearances and son of former West Ham player and current Academy manager, Kenny Brown, might have been heading there.

    All seriousness though, he’s apparently pretty decent so hopefully be a good bit of business in the near future.

  • John Sharp says:

    I was brought up with Mooro and Ken Brown at the heart of the Irons defence.

    To have not just Ken’s son, but now his grandson signing for us is unbelievable.

    I hope he enjoys a great career in the Claret and Blue. Welcome Luis.

    His grandad must be delighted.

  • Hammeroo says:

    So Luis Brown was not offered a professional contract at Arsenal, not even a Mickey Mouse contract. But he’s good enough for West Ham because of his family history? I wish him well.

  • Aussiehammer21 says:

    So we let Johnson go, who has limited PL experience also a good squad player and sign an 18 year old version of the same player…. I guess that makes sense to someone?

    • Ess_Bee says:

      West Ham didn’t let Johnson go… he refused to accept a contract with the Hammers.
      He’ll be another player who will disappear into the Championship or League One.

  • Andy Stone says:

    Welcome Luis. It would be wonderful if Arsenal end up having the same regrets Chelsea have in regards to Declan Rice.

  • The Limey says:

    I will welcome him as long as he gets a new hair stylist.

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