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Arsenal's Sanchez Watt (L) celebrates after scoring a goal against West Brom during their English Carling Cup match in 2009Reuters

Former Arsenal player Sanchez Watt has signed for Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters FC.

The 24-year-old forward joins the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned side from English outfit Colchester United, according to East Anglian Daily Times.

Although Watt had been a part of the Gunners' academy for over a decade, Watt couldn't get much opportunity with the senior team, and he subsequently had loan spells with Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday, and Colchester, among others.

And he did make an impact there.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger even had words of praise for the youngster.

"He makes fantastic runs, he is an aggressive striker or maybe the word is a committed striker - and he always finds resources to be dangerous and he works hard for the team," Wenger had said during the 2009-10 season.

Watt's two-year contract with Colchester came to an end last season and he was not given an extension, although he scored five times and assisted four times in a total of 25 games last season, as the English outfit finished 19th in the League One.

"The pacy forward", as described by the official Arsenal website, got his hands on many-a-laurels at the Emirates as he lifted the Premier Academy League and the FA Youth Cup in the 2008-09 season.

Although an official confirmation is yet to come from the ISL side, it is Watt is expected to become the third English signing for Kerala Blasters this summer. The finalists from last season have already signed English forwards Chris Dagnall, 29, and Antonio German, 23.

Meanwhile, Vitor Goncalves, an agent with Portuguese football management firm Proeleven, has revealed that former Benfica midfielder Joao Coimbra has signed for the Kerala Blasters for ISL 2.0.

The 29-year-old Portuguese moves to the ISL side after being released by Romanian side Rapid Bucuresti last month.

He joins Victor 'Pulga' Herrero as the other foreign midfielder in the side.

#joaocoimbra #keralablasters Joao Coimbra ira representar o Kerala Blasters no campeonato de Súper Liga da India

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