As first reported by James in The Athletic last week, Arsenal have completed the signing of former Fulham striker Mika Biereth.
The 18 year old tore it up for The Cottagers last season, with 21 goals and 13 assists in the Premier League South – those are Arturo Lupoli numbers folks!
He has signed his first professional contract with the Gunners, and told the official website, “It feels great and I’m really excited to be here.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I couldn’t really turn it down. I think now with the recent track record of youth going into the first team, I thought it was a great project to try and be a part of.”
With Nikolai Moller on loan with German third-tier side FC Viktoria Koln for the 2021-22 campaign, Tyreece John-Jules on loan at Blackpool, and Folarin Balogun now involved in the first team squad, there’s a gap for someone to take up the goalscoring mantle at U23 level.
If he can continue scoring at this rate, Biereth may find himself on the fringes of the first team in the years to come.
Best of luck to him.