Portuguese keeper signs contract

Joao signed a professional deal earlier this year

Keeper Joao Virginia has signed his first professional contract with the club.The highly-rated youngster was a member of Portugal’s squad for the Olympics this summer in Brazil and has represented his country at youth level.He helped Arsenal to victory in the Under-17 ABN AMRO Future Cup last season, making three penalty saves in the final against Anderlecht.At 17 years old, Joao is a member of Arsenal’s Under-18s squad. He has also played for our Under-19s in the UEFA Youth League.We would all like to congratulate Joao on his contract, and look forward to his continued progress with the club.


Joao Virginia with Academy Manager Andries Jonker

Joao Virginia with Academy Manager Andries Jonker


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