English-born Ghanaian forward Charles Sagoe Jr has signed his first professional contract with Premier League side Arsenal.
The 17-year-old versatile forward joined us from Fulham in July 2015 and has consistently been an attacking threat through the age groups since joining us at age eleven.
Charles Jr made an instant impact when he came off the bench to score a 92nd-minute winner in our 4-3 victory over Newport County in the Papa John’s Trophy group stage last season.
Charles Jr played 29 games in all competitions last season scoring ten goals and picking up three assists.
“It’s an amazing feeling to sign my first professional contract with Arsenal Football Club,” Charles Jr told Arsenal Media.
“I see the project that Mikel Arteta and Per Mertesacker are doing, how they’re developing young players and I want to be a part of it.”
On the Academy’s Instagram page, the young football legend was congratulated, “Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Charles Jr on signing his first professional contract and we look forward to seeing his continued development.”