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Yennaris extends Arsenal contract

November 22, 2011

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GettyImagesNico Yennaris made his Arsenal debut against Bolton last month
Teenage defender Nico Yennaris has signed a contract extension with Arsenal.

Yennaris, 18, made his first-team debut in the Gunners' 2-1 win over Bolton in the Carling Cup fourth round last month.

The England youth international played the full 90 minutes at right back and is comfortable playing across the defence or in midfield.

Yennaris joined the north London club aged seven and has risen through their youth structure, signing professional terms in July 2010.