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Transfer news: Arsenal starlet Stefan O'Connor agrees professional deal

Stefan O'Connor at London Colney on July 16, 2014 in St Albans, England.
Image: Stefan O'Connor: Has agreed first pro contract

Highly-rated Arsenal youngster Stefan O'Connor has agreed his first professional contract with the club, Sky Sports understands.

O'Connor is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at the Emirates and he has been handed a three-year pro deal as reward for his progress.

The talented centre-half has been called up to train with the first-team squad this season and is tipped for a big future at Arsenal.

The 17-year-old is a regular in the club's Under-21s side and he also featured in this season's UEFA Youth League.

Arsene Wenger is thought to be a big admirer of O'Connor and is keeping tabs on his progress by inviting him to train with the first-team squad.

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