Arsenal have made Daniel Ballard the 11th scholar they’ve taken on this summer after they handed the 16-year-old terms.
Initially told he was going to be released by the club, the centre back was allegedly given a final chance to prove himself against Bayern Munich and then handed a two-year deal which all sounds a little unlikely if you ask me. Would Arsenal really change their mind to such a degree that they went from releasing a player to giving him a contract on the back of one game of football?
The 10 other scholars to have been signed up are Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith-Rowe, Nathan Tormey, Josh Benson, Robbie Burton, Joseph Olowu, Toby Omole. Jay Beckford, Dominic Thompson and Joao Virginia.