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Agogo delighted with new Arsenal contract

Arsenal defender Abu Agogo was thrilled to be handed a pro deal by academy chief Liam Brady last month.

Agogo told "You can definitely say that Liam took me by surprise the other week, and that goes for Rene Steer and Dunny (James Dunne) too. I was sitting in the changing rooms and he came in saying he wanted to have a word with me and the other two lads in his office. We were all confused and wondering if there was a problem. When I went in to Liam's office he said something like, 'congratulations, we want to offer you a professional contract'.

"To say I was surprised is an understatement" smiles Abu. "I got a two year professional contract and so did the other two lads.

"We were all so pleased and so relieved. We were all expecting to wait until next year for a decision, but now that we know, that's something we don't have to worry about. I didn't have any major doubts, but however well you feel you are playing and training, you can not be sure of getting a contract until it is actually given and so there is always a bit of uncertainty. But that's gone now."

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