Young defender Elton Monteiro has signed a long-term contract with Belgian First Division side Club Brugge.

The 19-year-old, who joined Arsenal from FC Sion in 2010, will move on a permanent deal this summer to further his career after spending three years with the Gunners.

The centre back was a regular in the NextGen Series side that reached the last four of the competition this season. During his time with the Club, he also captained the under-18 side.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Elton for his contribution to the Club and wish him well for his future career.

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24 May 2013