Confirmed: Arsenal sign Barcelona star

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Arsenal have completed the signing of talented young defender Joel Lopez from Barcelona.

The 16-year-old, who has been heavily linked with the club in recent months, will initially go into Arsenal’s U18 squad.

Lopez has signed scholarship terms and will put pen to paper on a professional deal in March when he turns 17.

Arsenal previously signed goalkeeper Karl Jakob Hein and striker Sam Greenwood for this year’s scholarship intake.

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