NEWS: Arsenal set to sign George Lewis after winger impressed Mikel Arteta during trial

NEWS: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is set to land wideman George Lewis

NEWS: Arsenal set to sign George Lewis after winger impressed Mikel Arteta during trial

Mikel Arteta has been impressed with winger George Lewis. CREDIT: OFFSIDE

Arsenal appear to be finalising a deal for Norwegian winger George Lewis after he impressed Mikel Arteta on a 14 day trial, according to reports.

The 19-year-old is a free agent after leaving Norwegian side Tromso and the north Londoners would not be required to pay a fee to sign the talented teen.

The youngster spent two weeks on loan with the Gunners earlier this year and attended Arsenal’s 1-0 win against West Ham on March 7 as a guest of the club in what turned out to be their last game before coronavirus gripped the planet.

The winger impressed Arteta and his staff with Goal reporting Arsenal are now in advanced talks over a move, with a low chance of any issues scuppering the deal.

If Lewis does sign, it is expected he will link up with Steve Bould’s U23 side where he’ll compete for a place in Arleta’s first team set-up.

Lewis was handed a week's trial but he shone enough to convince the club to push the assesment into seven further days.

Arsenal boss Arteta is keen on adding more creativity to his side this summer with Henrikh Mkhitaryan expected to depart the Emirates for AS Roma. 

 

 

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