Young midfielder Serge Gnabry has signed professional terms with the Club.

The Germany youth international, who turned 17 earlier this month, joined Arsenal as a scholar from VfB Stuttgart last summer and enjoyed an impressive first season in north London.

Pace, strength and an eye for goal saw Gnabry net six times in eight games for the Under-18s, including a sensational debut strike against Crystal Palace. And the attacking midfielder was able to replicate this fine form at reserve level, where he made six appearances and scored twice.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to congratulate Serge on his first professional contract and looks forward to his continued progression with the Club.

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