Arsenal signed French striker Gilles on the recommendation of Club scout Gilles Grimandi.

"He's an all-action centre forward," said Arsenal's Head of Youth Development, Liam Brady. "We had him come to a tournament in Italy in late April and he did very well. He's hard-working and good on the ball."

Academy coach Steve Bould added, "Gilles is a really hard working lad. He runs the line all day long and we've been delighted with his attitude. Everyone's taken to him and through shear endeavour he's enamoured himself with everyone at the Club."

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