Another Arsenal academy star is set to leave in the summer

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Arsenal academy star Kido Taylor-Hart has announced his departure from the club this summer, marking the end of a remarkable 13-year journey with the Gunners. Despite his long tenure with Arsenal, the 21-year-old winger never managed to break into the senior team, departing without a single appearance at that level.

Taylor-Hart, who came through Arsenal’s youth system, has embarked on loan spells to gain experience. Last season saw him pull on the shirt for Derby County’s under-21 side, followed by a spell at Bromley in the National League this year.

While Bromley celebrated their historic promotion to the Football League, Taylor-Hart’s contributions were limited, featuring in just nine league games and scoring one goal during his loan spell.

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Arsenal academy star Kido Taylor-HartArsenal academy star Kido Taylor-Hart

Arsenal academy star Kido Taylor-Hart (Image credit: Getty Images)

Now the winger is at a crossroads in his career, looking for a permanent move to a new club for the first time. Expressing gratitude and nostalgia, Taylor-Hart took to Instagram to say goodbye, acknowledging the pivotal role Arsenal played in his development from adolescence to adulthood.


“The club has literally seen me grow up and go from boy to man ❤️ saying it’s time to move on and I’m excited about what the future holds for my career,” Taylor-Hart said in his social media post. , encapsulating the bittersweet nature of his departure.

Taylor-Hart is among the young academy talents to leave the club at the end of it in search of first-team football. Highly-rated defender Reuell Walters is set to leave the club this summer after rejecting a contract extension offer.

Another young talent who is also being linked with a move away from the club is exciting winger Amario Cozier-Duberry, who was linked with a move to Newcastle United in the summer. Despite links with the Magpies, Arsenal remain optimistic about tying down the young forward, who has been compared to Bukayo Saka to a new deal.

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