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Aston Villa confirm deal for Arsenal whiz Carruthers

Aston Villa have confirmed they are snapping up Arsenal youngster Samir Carruthers.

Winger Carruthers was captain of the Gunners' under-16 side.

Villa's academy director Bryan Jones said: "He was offered a contract by Arsenal and turned it down. We were given permission by Arsenal to speak to him.

"We have agreed in principle a contract and hopefully he is going to sign for us on July 1."

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