The one that got away

benLast summer Arsenal raided West Ham’s academy to poach promising young midfielder Ben Sheaf. Sheaf immediately signed scholarship forms with  Arsenal and became be part of their U18 squad. At the time the midfielder has been capped twice by England at U16. West Ham are thought to have received next to nothing in compensation.

This week Ben Sheaf his first professional contract with Arsenal after he turned 17 on Thursday. Sheaf has made 12 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League for Arsenal this season and has also featured for the north London-based outfit in both the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League. The midfielder is renowned for his range of shooting and passing ability in the middle of the park, and has been tipped to make a big impact at Arsenal in the coming years.




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

4 comments on “The one that got away

  1. Proberly to adventurous and suffers from fatigue or has the wrong manager, never mind in a couple years we can buy him back for 10 mil or more,
    Well done BFS

  2. Allardyce wouldn’t have even heard of him as he doesn’t bother with the kids.he is a disgrace to be called manager of whu.

  3. Allardyce is killing our club with his incompetence.

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