Top talent Chris Willock signs for Arsenal despite United interest

Chris Willock has committed his future to Arsenal despite Manchester United's interest in his services.

Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have a wonderful record in recent years of rearing and developing top young talent.

The likes of Jack Wilshere, Cesc Fabregas and Kieran Gibbs have all come through the academy with aplomb in recent years - so there are always eagle eyed fans looking out for top Arsenal talent in the youth team.

One such player is teenager Chris Willock.

Willock is one of three footballing brothers, one at Arsenal and one at Manchester United - and the latter were keen in January.

It was reported that United were after the player who has played for Arsenal at under-18 level and England's under-16s.

The 16-year-old attacking midfielder is considered one of the country's top talents - so Arsenal would hate to see him join his older brother at United. If you wanted proof of how highly they thought of Willock, he has already trained with the Arsenal first-team, despite his youth.

But Arsenal fans looking forward to one day seeing him in action for the club there is good news - as he has officially confirmed he has chosen Arsenal on his Twitter account.

Just another British talent on the Arsenal production line, fans will hope this one is as special as everyone claims he is...

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