Nigeria-born Jayden Adetiba has signed a deal with the Gunners, after spending five weeks on trial, under the watch of the club’s academy bosses.
The nine-year-old Jayden who has lived in the UK previously, has spent most of his life in South Africa, where he played for SuperSport United Soccer School.
Adetiba’s father, John, shared an image of the youngster signing his deal on his Twitter account.
He wrote: “The little man joins the big club!!”
Speaking to The Sun UK, the nine-year-old said: “I thank God and my parents for this. I am very happy.