Academy scholar Austin Lipman has signed professional terms with the Club.

Lipman, who can play either as a centre forward or on the right wing, has made excellent progress after making his debut last season as a substitute for the Under-18s.

He has featured in a further five games this term, netting his first goal for Pat Holland’s side in the recent 3-0 success over Norwich City.

The versatile 17-year old has been with the Club since the age of eight and has also been capped for England, representing his country at both under-16 and under-17 level.

Everyone at Arsenal congratulates Austin on his first professional contract and looks forward to his continued progression with the Club.

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