Amaury – we hardly knew ya.
In the least suprising move of the summer, last season’s surprise signing, Amaury Bischoff was released from Arsenal today. The midfielder from Werder Bremmen failed to impress and get any team time and when he did, looked completely out of sorts on the squad. The good thing about this move it now allows Arsene to promote from the very successful youth organisation.
And in conjunction with Bischoff’s departure was the announcement that Defenders Luke Ayling (17), Craig Eastmond (18), Cedric Evina (17) and 18-year-old keeper James Shea all being tendered professional contracts for their part in the youth team’s winning season.
Also released today was Rui Forte who was recently on loan to Crystal Palace. It was the end of his contract.