One of Arsenal’s brightest prospects has finally been rewarded with a long-term contract at the club which he agreed to sign today. 

With the future of David Ospina still uncertain while Wojciech Szczesny continues his spell in Italy, the Gunners are keen on improving their options in the goalkeeping department.

Therefore, players from the club’s youth ranks are likely to be handed an opportunity in the near future and Joao Virginia could be the latest to benefit.

The 17-year-old has signed his first professional contract at the club following a string of impressive displays for Arsenal’s Under-18 team.

Virginia’s highly-rated potential saw him named in the Portugal Under-23 squad which competed at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the summer.

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