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Done deal: Arsenal seal first signing of Unai Emery era

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Arsenal are set for significant changes following the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new boss and the Gunners have wasted no time in being active on the transfer market.

Estonian outfit FC Nomme United have officially confirmed that young goalkeeper Karl Jakob Hein has signed a three-year deal with Arsenal, which will begin when the teenager turns 17 in April next year.

Capped by Estonia’s U17 side, Hein has been pictured alongside former Arsenal goalkeeper Mart Poom, who is Estonia’s goalkeeping coach, and featured in his nation’s failure to qualify for the U17 European Championships.

Certainly one for the future, Hein will join the club’s academy before his professional deal comes into effect next year and will develop under the guidance of former Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker, who retired this summer to take charge of the club’s academy.

Hein will now battle to earn his stripes at Arsenal in the coming years and fans will hope he establishes himself as a top-class goalkeeper, having struggled for consistency in that area during recent years.

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