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Get To Know: Dominic Thompson

10 facts you might not know about our new signing

8 August 2019

Dominic Thompson became our ninth summer arrival as he joined from Arsenal earlier on Deadline Day. The 19-year-old left-back signed a three-year deal, with the option of a further year. Get to know more about our new man below.

  • Dominic Thompson was born in Willesden on 26 July 2000.
  • He is the son of former Great Britain discus thrower Neville Thompson, and the younger brother of Greg Thompson, who currently sits fourth on the all-time UK discus list with a throw of 65.56 metres achieved in Philadelphia this April.
  • Dominic was scouted by Arsenal at the age of 11 after being spotted playing for Brent Borough in a game against Barnet.
  • Following a successful six-week trial, Thompson joined the Hale End Academy in May 2012. He was offered his schoolboy forms by Gunners Legend Liam Brady following a game against Reading at The Emirates.
  • His first taste of competitive football came as a 16-year-old, contributing an assist during a 3-2 defeat to Fulham in the Under-18 Premier League.
  • Dominic played every minute of 2017/18 FA Youth Cup final defeat to Chelsea, his fifth and sixth appearances in that year’s competition, alongside a further 16 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League.
  • After spending six years within the Academy, he signed his first professional deal in the summer of 2018.
  • Last season, Dominic played 13 games as Arsenal finished second in Premier League Two Division One.
  • As an 18-year-old, Dominic was part of the travelling party for Arsenal’s Europa League Group Stage fixture against FC Vorskla Poltava in Kyiv last November.
  • If not a footballer, Dominic thinks he would be involved in coaching or doing something numbers-based as maths was his favourite lesson at school!

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