Manchester United star's son signs for Arsenal

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Manchester United winger Ashley Young's eldest son Tyler penned a deal to join Arsenal's academy yesterday, providing the star with welcome relief after damaging his hand against Newcastle United last weekend.

Young was taken off after just 18 minutes of yesterday's 4-0 win over Newcastle United after tearing ligaments in his hand at St James' Park, but on his way back from Tyneside learned that Tyler has been signed by his boyhood club Arsenal.

Tyler's mother Nicky Kelly Pike used Twitter to tell the world her baby boy was a Gunners last night, posting a picture of the youngster signing forms with Arsenal academy staff, proudly wearing club training kit.

Her post on Twitter included a delighted message: "Signed and sealed it's official. Well done to all the boys who signed their contracts today! #Proudparents"

The 28-year-old will have to wait to share the exciting news with his son though, with hospital treatment required to heal a problem that makes him a huge doubt to feature in Wednesday's crunch Champions League clash.

Man United stars have now hit the headlines more than once for allowing their offspring to spend time with rival Premier League academies, with Robin van Persie and United coach Phil Neville's boys both training with local rivals Man City during the early part of 2014.

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