Norwich City seal signing of Arsenal’s Ignasi Miquel

Norwich City have signed Arsenal's Ignasi Miquel for an undisclosed fee. Picture: AP Photo/Koji Sasahara Norwich City have signed Arsenal's Ignasi Miquel for an undisclosed fee. Picture: AP Photo/Koji Sasahara

Monday, September 1, 2014
9:24 PM

Norwich City have completed the signing of Arsenal’s Spanish youth international Ignasi Miquel on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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Miquel becomes the club’s eighth signing of the summer, with the deal also including an additional one-year option, following the 21-year-old’s switch from the Emirates.

“It’s brilliant for me to come here and I want to try and get in the team as soon as I can to help Norwich get back to the Premier League,” he said. “I had to move on from Arsenal and Norwich have given me the chance to prove myself. The Championship is a tough league, but I know what it’s about and I enjoyed it last season. I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

The centre back made 14 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side after making his Premier League debut in 2011 and also featured in the Champions League and Capital One Cup, but his last first team outing came in a 1-0 Premier League win at Sunderland in February 2013.

City boss Neil Adams had revealed in recent days he was in the market for defensive reinforcements following Ryan Bennett’s ankle surgery.

Speaking to the club’s official site Adams said: “He’s a defender who we know can play having come through the Arsenal system, and he had important experience with Leicester last year in the Championship, He’s certainly one who can come in and give us strength on the left side of our defence.”

The 6ft 4in tall Barcelona-born Miquel spent five years at the Catalan giants’ fabled La Masia academy but following his release was picked up by Arsenal.

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24 comments

  • OMG; not another `moaning` obsessionalist. It`s the Grouse season now. We grousers are self-sacrificing Saints in the making. We dedicate our lives to balancing the happy, gormless kiddies who think sweeties are on offer 24\7. As a result of this altruism, the Happy Clappers can continue happily clapping, come what may. We grousers should be ennobled, not vilified. We take on others` share of unhappiness. Anyway, I`d rather have an interesting life than a happy one. I certainly don`t want the attention span of a goldfish.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Is it only three weeks ago when half this site were moaning posts, NA would never make it as a manager, no one worth having would sign for him !!! -- EAT your words now and see where we are next May. OTBC,

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    Randy

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Ignasi looks a bit like Noel Fielding`s "Goth" character from The IT Crowd in that pic.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • On the face of it two good central defenders. We should now be able to come up with a strong back four - so long as he doesn't persist with the stubborn selections of Whittaker and Martin and leave better players on the bench. I agree with others that the Belgian midfielder may well be our best buy. Well done to Adams and the board for what seems to be a successful window.

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    VictorM

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Muy bien! Bienvenido aqui Ignasi.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Phew .......... the dust has now settled on a busy transfer period and what great dealings we've done. So thankful we held onto Hooper and frankief you're spot on, with Ruddy doing the decent thing and keeping faith with us has shown the ambition lit up like a beacon for all to see .......... thank you Neil, DMcN et al

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    nevermindthedanger

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I'm very impressed with our dealings in the transfer market and see no reason why we shouldn't be challenging for the play offs as a minimum.

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    Mr Ed

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • So, the transfer sash cord has finally snapped. Montserrat Caballé can now come out and sing for us. I did look up Ayala`s record since leaving Carra (yesterday). He hasn`t played a lot. I thought he looked a good prospect, too. Ref Ignasi; any grand-nephew of Igno is bound to be... just grand.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • While I'm gushing......a huge amount of admiration for Mr Ruddy. Nailed his colours to the mast early on and is integral to any promotion chances.

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    frankief

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • The lad may need a few games but this is a very capable player. Keeping Hooper is fantastic news also. Truly believe that Grabban and Hooper can cause havoc with most defences in this league. A word of praise for the hierarchy is also in order. Not many clubs regain the 'feel good factor' this soon after relegation. Quietly efficient.

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    frankief

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • And yes, Becchio has gone to Rotherham on loan. Hopefully to bang in a load more goals, then come back and prove a point here

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    oldtimer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • wasn't being derogatory wivenhoe, just think that having being slated as a yes man and a cheap option, a bit of praise for what Adams is doing here is bringing the feel good factor that Hughton destroyed back. As for his best signing to date, IMO it has to be 5 in 5 Grabban for me.

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    oldtimer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Did I just hear Becchio has gone to Rotherham ?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • No oldtimer, its just me saying we had the world beater hype when Ayala signed with just about as good a cv as this lad. Neils done good with his signings and I feel his best could be the Belgian lad, its credit where its due.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • By the look of things it looks like were going to keep Hoops and NR with regards to some comments about NR I am glad he is staying, £9m seems a lot but keeping it in the bank is no good. So lets get behind NR and encourage him, because he has the ability. As for Hoops he has an integral part in the team and will prove invaluable. Ps thank goodness the window has shut on a few knuckles.

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    Bald Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I get it Swiss, your suggesting that Carrow Road is going to be the new house of the rising sun. Let's hope that Mr. Adams can carry the Burden!

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    Igno Rance

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I thought that The Canaries belonged to Spain, now it looks like Spain belongs to the Canaries.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • The difference being wivenhoe, this boy is a youth international and has featured in the Premier league, the Champions League, the C apital One Cup and last year was one of the stand out players in a side that took our place upstairs. A little less concern, a little more praise for Neil and the board methinks

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    oldtimer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • It's what we all wanted, because..we gotta get outta this place, if it's the last thing we ever do.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Miquel comes from a club that pay football properly, and as such should be a great aquisition, my only concern is that we paid about the same for a centre half from Liverpool , had been at Barcelona, and is now at M'boro.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Sounds like a good addition who will fit right in with the other " young guns " . Cant wait to hear the Barclay in a tuneful rendition of the Freddy Mercury + Monserrat Caballe anthem " BARCELONAAAAAAH ! ( ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-aaaaah ! ! ! )

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    Bring on Foggo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • brilliant, well done to everyone at ncfc,

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    mojo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Exactly JD, well worth the investment. NA is doing us proud. Had to strengthen CB and with some youth guys on the periphery this is a great signing to shore up the defence, hopefully keeping Russ to concentrate on his best position - OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Fantastic signing...a young hungry central defender with premier league and championship experience. Could be pivotal to our season if he gets back into playing more regularly

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    James Dunthorne

    Monday, September 1, 2014

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