Arsenal confirm double exit as brutal Mikel Arteta transfer plan continues

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta before the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Bayern München at Emirates Stadium on April 09, 2024 in London, England.
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Arsenal have announced that Amario Cozier-Duberry and Reuell Walters have both left the club at the end of their contracts.

The two academy graduates appeared in several of Mikel Arteta's matchday squads during the 2023/24 season, though neither made a senior appearance. Following the Gunners' recent success, opportunities for young players have been limited with Ethan Nwaneri very nearly leaving earlier this summer.

Announcing the duo's exit, an Arsenal club statement read: "Young pros Reuell Walters and Amario Cozier-Duberry have left the club. "19-year-old defender Reuell joined our academy in October 2020 and signed his first professional contract in February 2022.

"Last season, he made 23 appearances in all competitions across our academy as well as making his debut for England under-20s. He featured on the bench in the Premier League eight times for a second consecutive campaign and was also an unused substitute in our Champions League group stage match away to PSV Eindhoven in December 2023.

"During his time at the club, Reuell has also been a member of pre and mid-season tour squads in Germany, the USA and the UAE. 19-year-old forward Amario joined our academy in September 2019 and signed his first professional contract in June 2022.

"He made 24 appearances in all competitions for our academy last season, scoring 13 goals and assisting five times. An England youth international, he featured on the bench in our 1-0 away win against Brentford in the Carabao Cup, as well as in the Champions League in our 2-0 group stage home win against Sevilla.

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"Amario was part of the first-team set-up the previous campaign, going on our mid-season tour to Dubai, as well as making an Emirates Stadium debut when he came on as a substitute in our friendly against Juventus in December 2022.

"We wish Reuell and Amario the best in their future careers."