Stoke delighted to nick Glasgow from under Arsenal noses

Stoke City are delighted with their capture of former Arsenal fullback Ben Glasgow.

Stoke City are delighted with their capture of former Arsenal fullback Ben Glasgow.

Stoke nipped in for the 18-year-old right-back after Arsenal declined to offer him a full professional contract.

He has instead agreed a development contract at Stoke to play for their new under-21s team which will come into being next season if, as expected, the club wins Category A status for its Academy.

Stoke's Academy director David Wright said: "He is a player I have watched personally and, coming from Arsenal, he clearly has a fine background and pedigree.

"He is a London boy, but has played at youth level for Ireland."

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