Arsenal have struggled to score consistently this season, and with both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah set to leave the club on free transfers this summer, addressing the striker issue is a priority for the club in the transfer window.
However, they have now managed to secure the long-term future of their top scorer at youth level in Khayon Edwards.
His excellent season had seen him catch the eye of a number of other clubs, including Chelsea and Brighton, who were all aware that his scholarship deal was ending, and that he was potentially available as a free agent in the coming months.
However, although injury has brought a premature end to his season, he has ended speculation about his immediate future by signing a professional contract with the Gunners which will keep him at the Emirates until 2025.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.