Date: 14th July 2006 at 2:50pm
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Former Orient defender Joe O`Cearuill has signed for Arsenal. The youngster had played for the Arsenal reserve team last season and has managed to secure a deal at Ashburton Grove.

O`s fans will remember O`Cearuill being released by Martin Ling last August as the O`s decided to terminate the defender`s trainee scholarship. At the time, Ling commented that, ‘He hadn’t made sufficient footballing progress and that combined with a number of disciplinary indiscretions made it the right decision to make”.

However, this episode has allowed O`Cearuill the chance to progress far quicker than anyone could have expected and the former Orient man is in Arsenal`s squad to take on Barnet tomorrow in a pre-season friendly at Underhill.