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.
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