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Arsenal defender Josh Robinson: I'm a Gunners reject

Arsenal defender Josh Robinson admits he's actually a Gunners reject.

The 16-year-old is a centre-back has already established himself as a regular in the under-18s.

And he recalled to the club's website: "I eventually joined a development centre and from there I felt like I really started to improve as a footballer and find my real position.

"I was training with some brilliant coaches who used to play football and that really helped my development.

"I was there for about six months and that's when I was asked if I wanted to trial for Arsenal. Of course my answer was yes! But it didn't go to plan at first.

"They rejected me, so I went back to the development centre and carried on playing and working hard until Crystal Palace asked me to go on trial.

"I played with them for a little while and teams like QPR and Everton were interested, but when Arsenal invited me for another trial, I had to take it.

"They liked me, signed me up and I've been here ever since!"


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