St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson is looking forward to working with Arsenal academy product Charlie Gilmour after his arrival in Perth.

The midfielder made a handful of appearances for Arsenal under Unai Emery before leaving the Gunners for Norwich City in 2019, where he was released last year after a loan spell in Holland with Telstar.

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Gilmour has signed for the Saints. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Gilmour was on the bench as Celtic beat St Johnstone 2-1 on Sunday. Callum Booth came in for injured left-back Scott Tanser in that game and impressed, showing the likes of Gilmour there will be opportunities at McDiarmid Park.

Perth boss Davidson said of the Arsenal academy product: “He is obviously a young player. I think he has got a lot of quality. I think for me he is working on his fitness just now and working on getting up to speed. He is working extremely hard.

“So are the rest of them. But he has a lot of quality, good range of passing. He is one for the future. This is why we have a squad, people who are on form play. I think that’s the good thing for competition.

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Davidson rates him. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“No player is safe. If they play well the majority of the time then they will stay in the team. If they keep performing well then they will be a starter. That’s up to the players, this is why we have a squad.

“You are going to get injuries, you are going to get opportunities like Callum Booth, who was excellent against Celtic. He puts pressure on Scott Tanser. All the games are big for me now so they all games we want to win.”

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