Defender Daniel Ballard signs Arsenal scholarship


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Young defender Daniel Ballard has signed scholarship terms with Arsenal despite initially being told that he was going to be released by the club.

The 16-year-old centre-back, a product of Arsenal’s Hale End academy, was offered an opportunity to prove himself as a trialist in the recent friendly with Bayern Munich and was subsequently awarded with a two-year scholarship deal.

Ballard becomes Arsenal’s eleventh new scholar, joining Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith-Rowe, Nathan Tormey, Josh Benson, Robbie Burton, Joseph Olowu, Toby Omole. Jay Beckford, Dominic Thompson and Joao Virginia.

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