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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Emmanuel-Thomas joins Ipswich

ESPNsoccernet staff

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has signed for Ipswich Town from Arsenal for a fee thought to be worth around 1 million.

Emmanuel-Thomas was the captain of Arsenal's 2009 FA Youth Cup-winning side, but he only featured for the first team on five occasions and decided it was time to start playing first-team football.

"Obviously it came to the stage in my career at Arsenal where I needed to be playing games," he said. "I had a good time at Arsenal and I'm going to miss all the boys but my future is about me and I needed to move on.

"I was impressed with what Paul Jewell had to say. My goal is to play in the Premier League with Ipswich."

Emmanuel-Thomas, who tends to play either as a striker or on the wing, already has experience of Championship football, having previously featured on loan for Cardiff City.




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