Day snaps up released Arsenal defender

Wings boss Jamie Day. Picture by Dave Budden.

Wings boss Jamie Day. Picture by Dave Budden.

First published in Sport

Welling have wasted no time in snapping up central defender Zach Fagan following his recent release by Arsenal.

The 19-year-old has been at the Emirates for nine years but became a free agent at the end of the season after the Gunners decided not to offer him a new deal.

Fagan’s move will officially be completed on July 1.

Wings boss Jamie Day told “He is a strong defender with a good background who I have kept an eye on, especially in the last few months of last season.

“He is a good size but is also mobile and can pass and play. He’s another player that I’m excited about working with and trying to improve and develop.”

It has been a busy 24 hours for Day, who earlier this morning signed another defender aged 19, ex-Reading and Port Vale left-back Ben Jefford.

The manager explained to “He is a young left-back who has had Conference experience with Boreham Wood and Basingstoke on loan.

“We have watched him a few times and feel he will be a good addition to the team.

“He is good technically and defensively sound.

“I’m looking forward to working with him this season and developing him further.”

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