Arsenal goalkeeper James Shea signs new deal
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Arsenal have confirmed young goalkeeper James Shea has signed a new contract.
The 19-year-old has found himself called into the first-team squad this season as cover for injuries to Lukasz Fabianski and Manuel Almunia.
Shea was part of the Gunners FA Youth Cup and Premier Academy League double winning-side of 2008/09 and went on to become a regular for the reserves.
Earlier this season, the teenager joined in with the senior England squad when they trained at Arsenal's London Colney base ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria.
It looks very much as though 2015 will be a good year for the world economy, after all – and, if it is, that will be thanks to the fall in the oil price. It won't be good for everyone and we have already seen the pressure it puts on the Russian leadership – though, before you conclude that sometimes there is natural justice in the world, remember that the people who are hurt are not leaders such as Vladimir Putin. Other oil- and gas-exporting countries are damaged, too, and I think we will see further fallout in unpredictable ways. But the net impact is strongly positive, more so than most commentators at present acknowledge. The winners far outnumber the losers.
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