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Mittwoch, 10.04.2013

FCN complete first summer signing

1. FC Nürnberg have made their first signing for the upcoming season, bringing in Swiss defender Martin Angha from Arsenal.

Martin Angha (left) signs his contract alongside chairman Martin Bader

1. FC Nürnberg have made their first signing for the summer transfer window. Martin Angha signed a four-year contract with FCN on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Swiss defender will move to the Valznerweiher Sportpark from Arsenal on a free transfer. The U19 international usually plays at right back, but is also capable of playing anywhere else in the back four.

“Martin Angha has been brought to a top level of football at Arsenal over the last few years,” said Martin Bader, head of sport and public relations at 1. FC Nürnberg. “He has shown his potential in London and will make the next steps in his development at FCN.” Martin Angha will wear the number six.

Champions League appearance

The 6’2’’ defender played for Swiss clubs Grasshoppers and FC Zurich during his youth career and moved to Arsenal in 2010. Martin Angha was regularly used in the reserve team for the Gunners and celebrated his Champions League debut in December 2012, playing with the first team against Olympiacos.

We’re delighted to have signed such an interesting, young player in Martin Angha,” explained Martin Bader. “We’ve had our eye on him for a long time. He matches our idea of a player who could flourish.” Martin Angha said about his move: “I had a great time in London and thank Arsenal for everything they’ve done. Now I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing for FCN.” 

Martin Yves Angha-Lötscher profile:
Date of birth: 22.01.1994
Place of bith:
 Zurich, Switzerland
Height: 6’2’’
Nationality: Swiss, Congolese
Position: Defence
Previous clubs: Grasshopper Club Zurich, FC Zurich, Arsenal