Tim Akinola has signed for Arsenal after the Gunners were left massively impressed with the 19-year-old, reports say.
The midfielder has been without a club since being released by Huddersfield Town last month.
The Athletic claim Arsenal have turned down the option to have the youngster on trial and signed him immediately.
Video analysis of Akinola’s performances were enough to convince academy chiefs to snap up the player.
The acquisition of Akinola comes hot on the hells of George Lewis, who joined Arsenal from the third tier of Norwegian football.
The Rwandan-Norwegian will join Akinola in Arsenal’s youth ranks and the duo are seen as low risk deals for the Gunners.
Arsenal will not have to pay any compensation for Akinola, who was released by Huddersfield due to the competition for places in his position.
Per Mertesacker and the head of the talent ID department, Lee Herron, are in the midst of a push to add more low cost talent to the youth ranks in the hope they can be developed into first-team stars or sold on for a healthy profit.
Arsenal are refocusing efforts to sign young stars in and around London, with EU laws set to change around which young players can be signed from abroad.
In the senior squad, Mikel Arteta is planning a squad overhaul this summer and Arsenal appear poised to confirm their first signing after agreeing terms with Lille for defender Gabriel Magalhaes.