Arsenal keeper signs first pro deal

Teenage goalkeeper Joao Virginia has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.

Virginia, who turned 17 on Monday, has played for the Gunners in the Uefa Youth League and is a member of the club’s Under-18s squad.

He was part of Portugal’s squad for the Olympics in Rio this summer and has represented his country at youth level.

The ex-Benfica youngster helped Arsenal to victory in the Under-17 ABN AMRO Future Cup last season, making three penalty saves in the final against Anderlecht.

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