ARSENAL have announced the signing of Tim Akinola on free transfer after he left Huddersfield.
The 19-year-old was released by Huddersfield after just a year with the club.
He spent last season out on loan with Lincoln City, where he caught the eye in their youth set up.
Gunners transfer chiefs Per Mertesacker and Lee Herron were so convinced they signed the midfielder without a trial.
Meanwhile Mohamed Elneny is set to return to Arsenal this week after finishing his loan spell at Besiktas.
The 28-year-old impressed during his time with the Turkish giants – chipping in with one goal and four assists in 36 games in all competitions.
Elneny is attracting interest from a number of Super Lig sides, after a good season in Turkey.
Besiktas, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor are among those keen to secure Elneny’s services.
And Arsenal are prepared to let Elneny leave the club on another season-long loan.
The club have no room for the player as they look to bring Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos back for a second spell.
Thomas Partey still remains Arteta’s No1 target this summer as he looks to sign an established defensive midfielder.
And Philippe Coutinho has also been linked with a move to Arsenal after the club lacked creativity in the final third during the 2019/20 term.