Midfielder Daniel Crowley has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.

Crowley, who turned 17 on Sunday, joined the Gunners from Aston Villa in the summer of 2013.

The England youth international impressed in his first season with Arsenal. He played a key role in the early stages of the FA Youth Cup campaign, scoring two and setting up a further four in the Gunners' 6-0 fourth round victory over Peterborough United.

He also helped the under-19s to the Uefa Youth League quarter-finals last term, making three appearances in the competition.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to congratulate Dan on his first professional contract and we look forward to his continued progression with the club.

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