Hugely talented young striker Donyell Malen has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.
The Dutch youth international put pen to paper on a new deal last month that will run until June 30th, 2018. The club have yet to make an announcement regarding Malen’s contract.
The 17-year-old has made a significant impression since joining Arsenal from Ajax. Having initially been introduced to English football at U18 level, Malen has since broken into Arsenal’s UEFA Youth League side and has scored three goals in seven appearances at U21 level.
Malen, who has trained with the first-team squad on several occasions since joining the club, is fast, skilful and an intelligent decision maker.
He joins fellow 2015 scholars Jordi Osei-Tutu, Tolaji Bola, Yassin Fortune, Marcus McGuane and Joshua Dasilva in having signed professional terms. That leaves Vlad Dragomir, Charlie Gilmour, Edward Nketiah, Kostas Pileas, Nathan Tella and Joe Willock as the remaining first-year scholars. Of those only Pileas is currently eligible to sign professional terms.