Arsenal Transfer News: Teenager Alban Bunjaku Will Be Missed Down the Line

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2012

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After spending 10 years with Arsenal, Alban Bunjaku will finally get a chance to play. Unfortunately, that will be with another team.

The Daily Mail reports that the teenager has signed a three-year contract with Sevilla of La Liga in Spain. 

With the recent additions of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud to pair with Robin van Persie, Arsenal does not necessarily need an offensive-minded midfielder going into next season. In the future, however, Bunjaku could be sorely missed.

The youngster from Romford was signed when he was only eight. In that time, he went through the club's youth academy and has progressed very nicely. He has been one of the top players for the Under-18 team and looks ready to make an impact at the professional level.

Bunjaku has a great first touch and is solid when attacking on offense. He can find teammates for scoring chances near the net, or he has the ability to put the ball in himself. With his vision in traffic, he has the ability to beat even the best defenses. 

Unfortunately, by letting him go, Arsenal will not have the ability to call on him when needed. Even with the new group of forwards, any team could use an attacking midfielder that can get the ball to the talented players up front.

Especially when that player is only a teenager with plenty of room to grow.

There was already an international battle over the skillful player last year between Albania and England. He had eligibility for both countries, but the Three Lions were smart enough to secure a player who could lead them to championships in the future.

Arsenal has been Bunjaku's favorite team since he was young, so there is a possibility he returns at a later date. However, he is certain to make a name for himself in La Liga once he gets the opportunity to shine.

If the Gunners struggle during the year, they should be disappointed the teenager was not even with the reserves.