Brooke Norton-Cuffy has committed his long-term future to Arsenal, the club have confirmed.
The 18-year-old right-back, who impressed on loan at Lincoln City last season and was a member of the England under-19s that won this summer’s Euros, was set to be a free agent next summer and had a number of clubs interested in signing him.
On signing his new contract, he said: “I’m really over the moon to sign for such a great club.
“I’ve been dreaming of this day for a long time and I worked hard for this moment and I’ve got it, so I’m very proud.“
It’s expected that Brooke will head out on loan in the coming weeks with the Championship a likely destination.