This summer Arsenal went on something of a cull in their youth team allowing 15 of their young talents to leave the club on free transfers.
Most of those players have already found new teams. Jernade Meade has signed for Swansea City, Martin Angha is now with Nuremberg whilst Elton Monteiro has joined Club Brugge.
Others are however still free agents and until yesterday it seemed one of the most surprising names on the list in the first place was still in the hunt for a new football club this summer.
When Sead Hajrovic’s name was included on the list of released players many Arsenal fan scratched their head over the decision.
Hajrovic seemed a decent prospect for the future and only recently turned 20-years-old so seemed to have plenty of opportunity to prove himself in the future and was pivotal in the sides run to the NextGen Series semi-finals.
Rumours have abounded that he himself decided to leave The Gunners but his Twitter account after the event begs to differ…
Gotta have luck in everything you do, unfortunately it didn't work out for me, I don't know the reason why, however..— Sead Hajrovic (@SeadHajrovic) May 20, 2013
I wanna say thanks to all the supporters and everything I experienced, was such a fun time, loved nearly every second lool:)— Sead Hajrovic (@SeadHajrovic) May 20, 2013
But finally Hajrovic has found a new club; well an old one.
He has re-joined his boyhood team Grasshoppers Zurich according to the clubs manager Michael Skibbe.
The central defender has been training with the team for a couple of weeks and it appears that they liked what they saw and have offered him a contract at the club:
''We have made an offer. He considered it himself if he wants to accept it.’’
If he does decide that this is the move for him it will see him linking up with his older brother Izet Hajrovic.
The pair have recently made headlines in both Switzerland and Bosnia in regards to their international allegiance; with Izet confirming last month he wishes to switch from playing for Switzerland to Bosnia.
It has caused a bit of uproar in Switzerland among fans but the presence of his brother should now help him ride the storm.
Now Hajrovic will hope to play alongside his brother in the first-team and prove his worth as a one-time Arsenal youth-team player and attempt to do what many don’t; and prove The Gunners wrong for releasing him.
Do you think Hajrovic will be a success in Switzerland?
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