Arsenal’s new signing Jonathan Dinzeyi has revealed to the Gunners fan base of what they should be expecting from him while also revealing that he has been a fan since childhood.
Jonathan joined Arsenal from north London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs after Spurs released him last month.
The 20-year-old center half will join the Arsenal youth set up where he’d be guided by Steve Bould (Arsenal’s Under-23 Coach). He described himself as a player that fits into the system of Arsenal and a player that’d be of great addition to the team.
Dinzeyi in an interview with Arsenal’s official website said: “I’m a ball-playing centre half.
“I love to tackle and win headers and keeping clean sheets for me is vital. If I don’t then it really hurts me. I just love doing my job.”
He continued by saying: “Right now I just want to start as many games as possible with the Under-23s and in the long run hopefully be involved in some cup fixtures with the first team.
“Who knows what could happen after that? It’s just about proving myself with the Under-23s right now and taking any opportunity that’s given to me.”
Through out his stay at Spurs, Dinzeyi never featured for Tottenham’s first team in a competitive fixture but he played for the team in a friendly match. His hopes of making a breakthrough under Jose Mourinho this season was dashed after he was being released.
He went further by saying: “It’s a great feeling (to become an Arsenal player). Arsenal is a massive club and they were actually the first club I supported as a child.
“They have a great history and with the new manager coming in who likes to play a lot of young players.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for me to show the fans and the coaching staff what I’m about. I’m really excited to get started now.”
During the 2019/2020 Premier League 2 Division 1 season, Jonathan made six appearance for the white and blue boys of North London picking up just one yellow card in the process.
Jonathan Dinzeyi is eligible to play for both England and DR Congo, his parents hail from DR Congo but he was given birth to in London.