Youngster Joe Willock has signed his scholarship deal with Arsenal and should make his first appearance of the season in the next few weeks.
The England youth international, who is the younger brother of U21 player Chris, featured for Arsenal at U18 level last season and was subsequently offered scholarship terms, but he deliberated over signing the deal.
He has now put pen to paper, though, and will be hopeful of making a similar impact to that of his brother, who has already featured for the first-team in friendly fixtures.
Meanwhile, Arsenal U18s were held to a goalless draw away to their Swansea City counterparts in their latest league fixture today.
Striker Donyell Malen made his first start at this level, whilst fellow summer arrival Vlad Dragomir made the bench for the first time. Yassin Fortune was absent through injury but will be hopeful of featuring against Leicester City next week.
Frans De Kat’s side have made a mixed start to the season, winning four, drawing two and losing two of their opening eight fixtures.
Subs: Phillips, Dragomir, Tella, Nketiah.