Arsenal has confirmed the signing of former Barcelona youth team player Julio Pleguezuelo.
The La Masia product, who joined the Gunners last summer, has impressed in his performances for the under-19s and under-18s teams this season.
The 17-year-old has been rewarded for his development with his first professional contract.
Pleguezuelo, a Spain youth international, helped Arsenal reach the UEFA Youth League quarter-finals and also the successful run in the FA Youth Cup. Last night he played in the side's 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
In a statement, the Gunners said:
"Everyone at Arsenal would like to congratulate Julio on his first professional contract and we look forward to his continued progression with the Club."