Cohen Bramall is officially an Arsenal player.

After a week of the former Hednesford Town telling the world how happy he was to sign for Arsenal, the club actually finally announced it on Tuesday afternoon.

The 20-year-old left-back is said to be faster than Hector Bellerin and is highly rated by Arsene Wenger, who had him train with the senior team on his first day.

It must be surreal for a youngster to play for a non-league side one day, and then rock up at London Colney the next, get kitted out in full gear and have your name splashed all across the news.

“I got made redundant by Bentley on the Tuesday [20 December], which was crazy because I didn’t know what I was going to do,” he told the BBC.

“My agent Lee Payne rings me on the Wednesday saying you’ve got a trial at Arsenal. I was like ‘what?’ – I was gobsmacked.

“He said pack your stuff and get to this postcode, so I packed all my stuff in about an hour, got there as fast as I could, slept for a bit, then the next minute I’m in training with the first team.

“It was crazy how quick everything happened, how I met everyone and they just took me straight in. I had to take the opportunity with both hands.”