Young defender Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill has signed professional terms with the Club.

The England youth international, who turned 17 on Friday, has been a regular for the under-18s this year, for whom he has featured 15 times, scoring twice since making his debut in a 5-0 victory over Portsmouth in January 2012.

Skill, pace and sound defensive abilities have also earned the left back recent opportunities with the under-21s and in the Champions League-style NextGen Series with the under-19s.

The Surrey-born youngster joined the Arsenal academy in 2004 at eight years of age.

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

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