Arsenal Release Ghanaian Youth Defender Boateng

Posted On Monday, 5th August 2013

Arsenal have released Ghanaian defender Daniel Boateng

Arsenal have released Ghanaian defender Daniel Boateng. Photograph: Matthew Visinsky

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

Daniel Boateng’s dreams of playing top level football with Arsenal seem to have crashed after the North London giants relieved him of his contract. 

Boateng, 20, has been at Arsenal as a schoolboy in 2003 and has grown through the Gunners youth side at the Underhill.

The Enfield-born lanky center-back is among eight players released by the club.

His release mark the end of a ten-year relationship between the youngster who failed to make a Premiership appearance and the English giants.

Arsenal sent on loan twice at Oxford United and Swindon Town to gain more first team experience but he made just a handful of appearances at both clubs.

Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, twice considered the youngster first team actions and used him once for a League Cup game.

But the French gaffer certainly did not feel satisfied about Boateng’s progress and left him out of his 2013/14 pre-season squad.

He is likely to join a lower-tier side in England.