German-Cretan Spanoudakis in Arsenal F.C.

Arsenal have signed central-midfielder Georgios Spanoudakis from Barcelona, with the youngster making his debut as the U18s beat Lincoln City 1-0 this evening.

The 15 year old is a German youth international and also has Greek ancestry. Born in November 1998, Spanoudakis will still be a schoolboy for the forthcoming campaign, but should still feature regularly for the U18s.

He is the seventh new signing for the youth team following the acquisitions of Kristopher Da Graca, Ben Sheaf, Elias Hatzitheodoridis, Hugo Keto, Jonatas Centeno and Savvas Mourgos.

Having started his development at Eintracht Frankfurt’s youth set-up, Spanoudakis moved to Barcelona in 2009 and is known for his technical skills and passing ability.

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