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Sunderland have confirmed the transfer of 16-year-old Sam Greenwood to Arsenal.
A short statement on their official website said,
Sunderland AFC can officially confirm that Academy player Sam Greenwood has joined Arsenal FC.
Sam declined the offer of scholarship terms with the club and made it clear that he saw his future elsewhere.
He expressed his desire to join Arsenal and we therefore moved quickly to bring the matter to conclusion, believing a swift resolution to be in the best interest of both Sam and the club. Terms were agreed with Arsenal and everyone at Sunderland AFC wishes Sam the very best of luck for the future as he embarks on the next stage of his football career.