New Contracts for Arsenal Duo

  • Last Updated: October 21 2011, 14:27 BST

Arsenal duo Conor Henderson and Sanchez Watt have signed new contracts to commit their long-term futures to the club.

Sanchez Watt: Extends Arsenal stay

Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Henderson has yet to make the breakthrough into the first team at the Emirates Stadium but is rated extremely highly by club bosses.

The midfielder was a regular for the reserves last term and travelled with Arsene Wenger's senior squad for the pre-season trip to Germany, only to be struck down by a knee injury that has kept him sidelined for the past few months.

Striker Watt, who joined Arsenal at the age of eight, has scored five goals in six appearances for the second string this season.

The 20-year-old was a part of the Carling Cup squad to face Shrewsbury in September and will be looking to keep challenging for a first-team place over the coming months.

Watt has previously had loan spells at Southend and Leeds, and faced his parent club last season as Arsenal won at Elland Road in an FA Cup third-round replay.