Hammers linked with Arsenal youngster

DobsonTerry Westley continues to look to rebuild the West Ham Academy with Arsenal youngster George Dobson training with the  Hammers over the past few weeks ahead of a possible permanent move to the Irons.

The 17-year-old, who has progressed through the ranks with Arsenal youth has been previously linked to a move to Newcastle but would prefer a stay in the capital. Dobson can play as a centre-back or a defensive-midfielder.

Dobson broke into Arsenal’s U18 team as a schoolboy and featured for the U21s last season during the first year of his scholarship. However, it is believed that he is finding it difficult to envisage himself making the grade at Arsenal with several players ahead of him in both of his preferred positions.

Dobson remains under contract with Arsenal having signed his first professional deal last November, meaning that the club would receive a fee should a move to West Ham materialise.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Hammers linked with Arsenal youngster

  1. Interesting, looks like we really are going to town with the modernisation of the academy & it was due a good shake up … hopefully we will see some benefits down the road

    • Yeah it’s good to see a rebuild from the youth upwards. After 4 yrs of stagnation, admitted we needed to consolidate..but had no interest in youth at all

  2. Yes the academy is important and we get one over Wenger what’s not to like,
    At the moment the youngsters are looking promising,

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