Arsenal have reached an “agreement” with holding midfielder Myles Lewis-Skelly, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
The trusted journalist claims the “top prospect” will sign a new “scholar contract” keeping the teenager at the Emirates until the end of the 2024/25 season:
🚨 Arsenal have agreement for top prospect Myles Lewis-Skelly to sign scholar contract. Schoolboy registration ends this summer so new terms will commit coveted 16yo midfielder until 2025. Eligible to sign pro deal when turns 17 in Sept @TheAthleticFC #AFC https://t.co/ZCuzPcq7eh
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) February 27, 2023
Lewis-Skelly is an England Under 17 international and he has also impressed for the Gunners at Under 18 level this season, catching the eye with his performances in the FA Youth Cup.
The 16-year-old has faced senior opposition in the EFL Trophy, having come on as a substitute in the group game against Northampton and the second round tie versus Stevenage.
There is still a way to go before Lewis-Skelly is considered for his first-team debut but he has committed his long-term future to the Gunners. As Ornstein mentions, he will become eligible for a professional deal when he turns 17 later this year so we shall see how he progresses at Hale End.