Arsenal have reportedly made a breakthrough in Ethan Nwaneri’s future, with the teenage wonderkid now expected to sign scholarship forms and a professional contract next year.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have reached an agreement with the 16-year-old sensation to commit Nwaneri to the club, with the Arsenal youngster expected to sign a professional deal with the Gunners when he turns 17 in 2024.
Understand Arsenal now increasingly confident to keep 2007 born gem Ethan Nwaneri at the club — new deal almost agreed despite top clubs interest. 🚨⚪️🔴 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 29, 2023
Club sources confirm plan to get it done soon, talks advancing and progressing well waiting to have it signed. pic.twitter.com/D1cPmtZpvL
Nwaneri is one of the most exciting talents in all of England and last season became the youngest player ever to feature in a Premier League match at just 15-years-old. And despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester City, the winger will now commit his future to Arsenal.
Many supporters were worried that Nwaneri was going to reject new terms with Arsenal as well as a professional contract next year. However, work has seemingly be done behind the scenes to keep the teenager in north London, with this breakthrough a major win for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Nwaneri signing Arsenal contract in 2024 is a huge boost for the club
Nwaneri looked primed to leave Arsenal given what had been reported in the months leading up to today’s update. However, the teenager committing his future in north London is nothing short of incredible, and the youngster can now begin his journey to becoming a first-team player under Arteta.
Indeed, Nwaneri has the potential to become a superstar for Arsenal. And with the 16-year-old set to sign new terms and then a professional deal next year, the future is as exciting as it has ever been for Arteta’s side.