Former Arsenal defender signs for Leicester City

Leicester City

Matthew Upson has signed for the Championship winners.

Former Arsenal defender Matthew Upson has signed a one year contract with Premier League newboys Leicester City.

The defender signs from Brighton & Hove Albion - and will join the club on July 1st - as Nigel Pearson looks to build a side that can establish themselves in the top flight next season after a 10 year exile.

Upson spent six years on the books at Arsenal and won the Premier League title along with the FA Cup during his time working under Arsene Wenger before moving on to Birmingham City. He moved to West Ham United in 2007 before moving on to Stoke City, and then Brighton.

It is a shrewd move from Leicester as it is often said that Premier League experience is a big factor in helping a side survive their first season in the top flight. At the age of 35, Upson has experience of the Premier League, and also of a side that has been challenging towards the top end of the Championship – so it won’t be an unfamiliar environment for the former England international.

Upson, therefore, will be one member of the Foxes squad that will have a lot of expectation upon him to perform well, and will be expected to be one of the big leaders in their dressing room.

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