Spain youth international Jon Toral has signed professional terms with the Club.

The Catalan-born attacking midfielder, who recently turned 17, has impressed since joining the Gunners’ academy from Barcelona last summer as a scholar.

Toral’s three goals in 12 appearances for the Under-18s so far this term have earned him a place in Neil Banfield’s Reserves set-up in recent weeks, for whom he made his debut in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in January.

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

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