Ex-Arsenal youngster Jordan Brown signs contract to stay at West Ham United until 2016

Ex-Arsenal youngster Jordan Brown will stay at West Ham for another year.

West Ham United have confirmed on their official website that youngster Jordan Brown has penned a new contract at Upton Park.

Brown, 18, was previously on the books at Arsenal before leaving the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2013 in pursuit of more opportunities.

So far this term, Brown has been a regular in the West Ham academy side, scoring seven goals in 15 games as he tries to prove Arsenal wrong for letting him go.

Still only a teenager, Brown hasn't made the step up to the West Ham first team just yet, but it's now clear that the Hammers hierarchy rate him highly.

As confirmed on the club's official site earlier today, Brown has signed a new one-year contract which will keep him at West Ham until 2016.

Speaking after putting pen to paper on that deal, Brown admitted that he was ecstatic to be staying, and is looking to reward West Ham's faith in him.

"I’m delighted to have signed a new contract," said Brown. "I’m happy the club has faith in me to give me another year to push on and try and prove myself. I heard I was going to get a new contract in about January or February and I was very happy. I’ve known about it for a while but it’s good to actually sign it," he added.

Brown will now be looking to push on next season, and hopefully make an impact in the youth and reserve teams as he bids for first-team football in the coming years. 

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