Mystery as Arsenal wonderkid leaves 6 months after signing

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Arsenal youngster Jamaal Raage is heading back to Sweden.

Just months after signing with Arsenal, teenager Jamaal Raage is heading back to Sweden.

Raage was a summer addition and has been playing for Arsenal's under-18 side over the past few months.

So it is with surprise that just a month short of his 17th birthday he suddenly declared his goodbye's via Twitter over the weekend.

 His departure was greeted with sadness from teammates via Twitter, who wished him the best.

 

 

 

There is no official reason for Raage's early departure, with the player himself doing little to clear up any mystery. Arsenal blog LadyArse.co.uk reported quotes from the player on Sunday afternoon, but the situation is still unclear. 

 

Raage is a Swedish youngster of Somali heritage who went on trial with Arsenal a year ago before moving to the Gunners in July.

An attacking midfielder, he compared himself to Arjen Robben in style before moving to Arsenal and had also interested Manchester United.

A tweet was posted on Twitter and later deleted, hinting that Raage's return to Sweden was in connection with a contract issue with his former club IF Brommapojkarna but this remains unverified.

The future for Raage remains unclear but he will only be a better player for his short spell with the Gunners. If he has it his way, it certainly sounds like he will be back.

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