Midfielder Ben Sheaf has become the latest Arsenal youngster to sign professional terms with the club after he turned 17 yesterday.
The England youth international, who joined from West Ham United last summer, has delivered some impressive performances for a struggling Arsenal U18 side this season. He has also featured in the UEFA Youth League and has made the bench for the U21s.
Sheaf put pen to paper just days after striker Kaylen Hinds also signed his first professional contract with the club.
Hinds has featured twice for Arsenal at U21 level and scored three goals for the UEFA Youth League side. Predominantly a striker, he is also capable of operating out wide or as an attacking midfielder.
George Dobson, Chiori Johnson, Tyrell Robinson and Kristopher Da Graca have already signed professional terms from this season’s group of scholars.
Chris Willock, a little surprisingly, is yet to sign professional terms.
The other first-years that are yet to sign professional deals are Marc Bola, Ilias Chatzitheodoridis, Jonatas Centeno, Harry Donovan, Aaron Eyoma, Hugo Keto, Stephy Mavididi and Savvas Mourgos, although some of them aren’t yet eligible as they’re still 16.