Levi Laing is set to join West Ham having been released by Arsenal according to football journalist and regular Daily Mail contributor Jeorge Bird.

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The 18-year-old Gunners defender has been on trial with the Hammers since January.

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And he clearly impressed at the London Stadium, playing 13 games for our under-18 team in the process.

Laing was on Arsenal’s released list a couple of days ago.

And he will now link up with West Ham on a permanent basis:

David Moyes is clearly to keen to build something for the future at West Ham.

Levi Laing joining West Ham an exciting move

The Hammers are already closing in on talented Chelsea youngster Pierre Ekwah Elimby and now it seems as though Arsenal ace Levi Laing is set to swap North London for East London.

It really is great to have a manager at the helm who is obviously keen to plan for the next 5-10 years.

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Too often in the past West Ham have been a club that relies on quick, temporary fixes to solve permanent problems.

That all seems to be changing now.

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And the alleged impending signing of Levi Laing from Arsenal is further evidence of that.

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