Jernade Meade looking forward to finding a new club following Arsenal release
Jernade Meade may have been released by Arsenal, but the youngster is looking to the future with optimism.
Last Updated: 01/06/13 2:21pm
The 20-year-old full-back has been dropped into the free agent pool after seeing the Gunners opt against extending his deal at Emirates Stadium.
Meade had been part of the Arsenal set-up since the age of 11, graduating out of their academy system and into the senior fold.
He graced League Cup and UEFA Champions League fixtures for the Gunners, but was unable to hold down a regular role.
He is now on the lookout for a new club and is determined to make the best move for his career - with clubs in England, Germany and Holland reported to have expressed an interest in his services.
"This is where my career starts so I can't wait to just be part of a first team set-up," Meade told Sky Sports News.
"Wherever I go, I'm looking to play first team football.
"I have always been at home, but I can't wait to move out. That's when you become a man and look after yourself."
On his experiences at Arsenal, which included a European start against Olympiakos in December 2012, he added: "It was a dream come true. The Champions League is every boy's dream.
"Playing in the Champions League and in the Carling Cup, I thought 'Yeah, I could get used to this, this is where I'm meant to be'."