Arsenal youngster who snubbed new deal scores first Eredivisie goal in crushing win

FC Twente

Former Arsenal youngster Kyle Ebecilio netted as his new side FC Twente crushed Feyenoord.

19-year-old Kyle Ebecilio made a huge decision earlier this year, deciding not to pursue his career at Arsenal and to head back to Holland instead.

Ebecilio made eight appearances for the under-21 side last season at Arsenal, scoring three goals in the process.

With his contract expiring at the end of June, Sky Sports reported that the teenager was offered a new deal to stay at the club, but decided to reject the offer.

He preferred to return to his homeland in Holland, where he had left Feyenoord in 2010 after impressing for the Dutch youth international side.

However with the path to first team football at the Emirates filled with obstacles, like so many before him, Ebecilio decided he would take the offer of regular football back home instead.

The midfielder chose to move to FC Twente, stating: "I want to play as much as possible, gain experience and become better. Therefore I have to work hard and show what I am capable of."

And two games into the season it is looking promising. After coming on as substitute in the season opening 0-0 draw against RKC Waalwijk, he was handed a first start against his old club Feyenoord.

It turned out to be an occasion Ebecilio would certainly remember. After Feyenoord's highly rated midfielder Jordy Clasie had instigated a move to put Feyenoord 1-0 up, the former Arsenal man sparked a fightback.

After a flowing move and attempt on goal resulted in a goalmouth scramble, Ebecilio ghosted into the box to fire home from close range to net his first ever professional strike to tie the game.

A second half penalty gave Twente the advantage which they followed up with two further strikes to see out a crushing 4-1 win.

Ebecilio was applauded off by his supporters in the 81st minute, having in the process ensured his season on a personal level has got off to a fine start.

He will have lofty ambitions of catching the national team's eye and breaking into the under-21 squad and later the senior squad, and as a starting point - he can't complain at having got off the mark early on.

Leaving Arsenal in the long-term may be a gamble, but in the short term it is a move he will clearly be glad he made.

Check out his goal below...

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