A 24 year old Winger, Achille Degan, who plays for Saint-Lô in the fifth tier of the French league is so desperate to play for Arsenal, he turned up and camped outside London Colney yesterday in the hopes of securing a trial.
He made his own way from Normandy to Hertfordshire with only one thing on his mind, to convince Arsène Wenger of handing him a trial.
Degan turned up at Colney yesterday with full kit bag ready at the pindrop in hopes of a trial but as of this moment, Wenger has yet to grant it. However the trial and subsequent signing of young, former Hednesford Town Left-Back Cohen Bramhall, has seemingly given the Frenchman hope and he says he will keep coming back until Arsenal say yes.
Degan said yesterday “I am courageous and I am determined. I want to show by my courage that I can succeed and to show [the world] that only willpower, perseverance, fight, vision and hard work, can take us wherever we want to go.”
He added of Arsène Wenger “The coach does not know me yet but I know him and I admire him. I respect the work he has been doing for all these years and I don’t think it is over, he still has much to give to Arsenal. Much more.”
Let’s keep an eye on this one and see if Achille Degan does get the trial he so very much wants.