Arsenal have confirmed that defender Zak Swanson has joined Portsmouth on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old has signed a two-year deal at Fratton Park having spent 15 years working his way through the ranks at Hale End and London Colney.
Last season, the right-back spent six months with Dutch side MVV Maastricht.
Explaining the driving force behind the deal, Pompey boss Danny Cowley said: “We’ve highlighted that we want to try to bring talented young players to the club.
“Zak is exactly that and brings an energy and athleticism to our squad after a fantastic footballing education at Arsenal.
“He’s technically very good and has lovely passing skills, along with the ability to manipulate the ball in tight areas.”
He added: “We love the fact that he’s versatile. We’ve seen him play in a number of positions for Arsenal and he does them all equally well.”
Swanson is the third academy graduate to be sold this summer after Jordi Osei-Tutu signed for Bochum and Dan Ballard was recruited by Sunderland.
Best of luck for the future, Zak.