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Arsenal give first pro contract to academy wonderkid

Arsenal midfielder Vlad Dragomir has been touted as one of Arsenal’s top academy prospects. The 17-year-old briefly trained with the first-team earlier this year and has shown the ability to play the No. 10 as well as the flank to great effect. After a full year in the academy, Arsenal are ready to give Dragomir a shot with the team.

In a statement on their official website, Arsenal announced that have signed the 17-year-old Dragomir to a professional contract with the club. The team noted that Dragomir has impressed on the Arsenal Under-18 side and wished him well with his continued development at the Emirates.

The Romanian starlet joined Arsenal this past summer out of ACS Timisoara.

It may be a while before Dragomir makes it to the Arsenal first team, but if the recent success of 19-year-old Alex Iwobi is any indication, once he finally gets his shot in the starting lineup he’ll be very well prepared.

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