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Arsenal midfielder Lauren James has left the club to join the newly formed Manchester United Women’s team. The 16 year old made her Arsenal debut against Everton last October, becoming the second youngest player to ever appear for the club.
She will join the newly formed United team managed by ex-Arsenal centre half Casey Stoney. Lauren’s brother Reece captained Chelsea’s U-18s in the recent Youth Cup Final against Arsenal.
Lauren, who doesn’t turn 17 until September, is a promising young central midfield player. But with the likes of Jordan Nobbs, Kim Little, Dominique Janssen and Viki Schnaderbeck ahead of her, she has decided to leave to pursue first team football in the Women’s Championship.