Arsenal has strengthened its academy promise after scooping Mika Biereth from Fulham's youth set up.
The Gunners announced the signing of the 18-year-old English on Friday afternoon, thanks to the forward's 21 goals in the Cottages' U18 side last season.
"Mika Biereth has joined the club and signed his first professional contract," the North London giants said.
Welcome to The Arsenal, Mika 👋 https://t.co/t4bU8zB7dt— Arsenal Academy (@ArsenalAcademy) July 30, 2021
Full Arsenal statement from the club's website:
"The 18 year-old forward scored 21 goals in as many games with Fulham last season, as they won the U-18 Premier League south.
"Mika developed through Fulham’s youth ranks and enjoyed a successful 2020-21 season with their under-18s. His 21 goals combined with 13 assists in the Under-18 Premier League South was unmatched by any other player in the north and south divisions last season.
'“It feels great and I’m really excited to be here,” Mika told Arsenal.com. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I couldn’t really turn it down. I think now with the recent track record of youth going into the first team, I thought it was a great project to try and be a part of.”'
"Everyone at Arsenal welcomes Mika to the club and looks forward to seeing his continued development.
"This deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes," the brief ended.