Arsenal prospect announces he will leave after 13 years at the club

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Kido Taylor-Hart moves from Arsenal (Image: Getty Images)

Arsenal youngster Kido Taylor-Hart has announced he will leave the club this summer, ending a 13-year stay with the Gunners.

The 21-year-old winger came through the youth ranks at Arsenal but failed to progress to the first team and will leave without making a senior appearance.

He spent time on loan with Derby County’s under-21s last season and has been on loan at Bromley in the National League this season.

Bromley won promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history this season, but Taylor-Hart made just nine Championship appearances during his loan spell, scoring one goal.

The winger is now moving on and will be permanently on the lookout for a new club for the first time in his young career.

“Firstly, I would like to thank all the staff, coaches, fans and players at Arsenal who have shown me love and support during my 13 years at this amazing club. I appreciate this more than I can explain,” Taylor-Hart wrote on Instagram.

“The club has literally seen me grow up and go from a boy to a man❤️saying it’s time to move on and I’m beyond what the future holds for my career.”

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Taylor-Hart never made a first-team appearance for the Gunners (Image: Getty Images)

There will be first-team departures this summer too, with Cedric Soares and Mohamed Elneny expected to leave as their contracts expire at the end of the season.

Elneny is Arsenal’s longest-serving first-team player, having joined from Basel in January 2016, but has made just three substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and managed just one league start the previous campaign.

Cedric originally joined on loan from Southampton in January 2020, but has also been almost completely out of contention of late, also making just three substitute appearances in the top flight this season.

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