17-year-old Arsenal midfielder Bradley Ibrahim has signed his first professional contract with the club, after five years with the Gunners.
Arsenal have announced that Bradley Ibrahim has signed his first professional deal with Arsenal, following his recent Premier League 2 debut.
Ibrahim turned 17 in October, so he’s been eligible for a professional deal for a while now. But his recent performances surely helped to push things over the line, as he started to step up from the u18s.
The midfielder has been a regular starter at u18 level this season, whether that’s in midfield or filling in at centre-back.
In February, that led to his first u23 start in a league game against Leicester City, and he’s made two further appearances since then.
Between the u23s and the u18s, Ibrahim has made 19 league appearances this season, as well as playing a number of games in both the u23 and u18 PL Cup campaigns. He scored his only goal in a big 4-0 win over Chelsea u18s in January.
Ibrahim has been a consistent performer for the two sides despite having to fill in across various positions, so he’s a useful member of the squad and it makes perfect sense to keep him around.
“I’m really grateful for the opportunity,” Bradley told Arsenal. “I want to push on and keep working hard to fulfil all my potential.
“I want to push on and be the under-23s more often. Eventually, after I have done that, I want to try and push on with the first team.”