Official: Arsenal battle to sign Ben Wilmot

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Arsenal and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head this summer for the signature of teenage hotshot Ben Wilmot.

The Stevenage defender was reportedly the subject of failed January bids from the north London rivals.

The Sun claim the young defender, who has impressed for the League Two side, will now be targeted by Arsenal and Spurs at the end of the season.

It’s claimed that both teams failed with £1million offers last month.

Arsene Wenger has a track record of signing young talent and blooding them into regular first-team members. Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Iwobi and Hector Bellerin are all testament to the Frenchman’s patience with young stars.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino is also establishing a reputation for nurturing youth. He’s handed plenty of game time to Harry Winks, 22, while Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth have all appeared for the Wembley lodgers.

With 13 appearances to his name this season, 6ft 2in defender Wilmot has enjoyed a promising campaign, and Stevenage can now anticipate a bidding war between Arsenal and Spurs this summer.


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