At the start of every season, Arsenal offers young Academy Graduates professional contracts, this allows them the opportunity to fulfil their dream of playing for the first team. The latest of these players to be offered his first professional contract is Robbie Burton.
The 18-year-old will follow in the footsteps of former Academy Graduates like Alex Iwobi, Reiss Nelson and most recently, Ainsley Maitland-Niles who have gone on to stake a claim in the first team.
The interesting thing about Academy Graduates being promoted to the first team is that it gives them the opportunity to learn faster and gain valuable experience.
This is exactly what Robbie Burton will hoping to achieve with this new contract and after joining the club at just age six, he has what it takes to be an Arsenal player.
After signing the contract, Robbie Burton said:
From the age of 6 when I first joined, it’s always been my dream to sign a professional contract @arsenal Thank you to all my family and all the people that have helped me along the way. Looking forward to the future👏❤ pic.twitter.com/Z9JJ7VjxMw
— Robbie Burton (@RBurton26) July 1, 2018
He might not get playing time in the league anytime soon, but if he convince the coach, he could be getting some minutes in the Carabao cup and maybe in the Europa league. His future now lies in his hand with how he takes his chances whenever they come calling. All fans have wished him the best:
— 🏴 M10 🇩🇪 (@mesutmagic) July 2, 2018
— きぶん (@chikachanmogu) July 2, 2018
All the best Robbie!
— Welshy (@Welsh_Gooner) July 2, 2018
Congratulations Robbie! Wish you good luck 👍
— Team Gunners (@TeamGunners_) July 1, 2018