Arsenal have now officially announced the capture of talented centre-forward Mika Biereth from Fulham, the 18-year-old signs his first professional contract with the Gunners.
Confirmation of the deal comes six days after the Athletic reported that the 18-year-old rejected the offer of a professional deal from Fulham in favour of a switch to the Gunners.
Biereth was phenomenal for the Cottagers last season, firing them to triumph in the Under-18s Premier League South with 21 goals and 13 assists from 21 appearances.
Arsenal note that the youngster’s tally was not matched by any player in either the north or south divisions, so the Gunners have really landed themselves a standout at Under-18s level.
Welcome to The Arsenal, Mika ? https://t.co/t4bU8zB7dt
— Arsenal Academy (@ArsenalAcademy) July 30, 2021
Arsenal supporters will be hoping that Biereth can take last season’s momentum into a campaign that will hopefully see the ace start to make an impact at Under-23s level.
Biereth got a taste of action with the 23s last season, making four appearances, two of which via starts.