Former Arsenal and West Ham man tells Barnet fans what to expect from him

07:57 05 July 2012

Ahmed Abdulla, West Ham United

Ahmed Abdulla, West Ham United


Ahmed Abdulla is a ball playing midfielder

Barnet’s new signing Ahmed Abdulla has told fans that he is a ball playing midfielder.

The former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder completed his move to Underhill on July 4 and is looking forward to working under manager Mark Robson.

“I’m a ball playing midfielder,” he told the club’s official website.

“I like to get on the ball and pass it around -something I’ve learnt from my youth days. Being brought up playing total football will definitely help with this.

“I really want the fans to enjoy watching me play and I want to do well for them and the rest of the lads.”

Abdulla admitted that his time at Dagenham was completely different from his time with the Gunners and Hammers.

“Arsenal and West Ham are both sides who instill a ‘footballing nature’ into you,” he added.

“They’re all about playing football and learning total football at the highest level.

“In some respects, Swindon was like this too, so my style should fit in well.

“But at Dagenham, it was totally different!

“So I like to think my time there, learning a different style of football, helped me improve my all-round game and I’ll use all this to bring to Barnet.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest football news

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny (Images by PA)

Alexis Sanchez looks set to sign a new contract that makes him Arsenal’s highest earner. Here are five other Gunners in line for extensions.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Ex-Chelsea manager has put the pressure on Jose Mourinho by saying he would like to return to manage in the Premier League.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Harry Kane of England is faced by goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis of Lithuania. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

England comfortably made it 10 victories out of 10 to wrap up their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign but which players stood out during a cold 3-0 win in Lithuania?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Dimitri Payet of West Ham United (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet has been the best summer signing in the Premier League so far this season, according to ex-Hammer Jack Collison.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gestures on the touchline (John Walton/PA Wire)

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists Arsenal haven’t and won’t sack Arsene Wenger as they can’t replace him.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


Amazon: Everything you want to buy all in one place!

With £1,500 to spend online at Amazon, there’s really nothing you can’t buy.

Read more
You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Read more

Latest Tech News