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Villa academy chief Jones: Deal for Arsenal's Carruthers great show of confidence

Aston Villa academy chief Bryan Jones says their imminent capture of Arsenal U16 captain Samir Carruthers is great testimony to the club's reputation for backing it's young players.

Jones said: "I think what swung it for us was two things. Firstly, the facilities which are a great pulling factor these days.

"And the family are also aware that young players are given a chance by Martin (O'Neill) if they are good enough.

"I think that won it for us really."

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