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Arsenal have landed Barcelona starlet Joel Lopez.
The teenager has revealed on his Instagram page that he has signed for the Gunners, following a persistent pursuit from the Gunners.
Barcelona had shown strong resistance to the idea of letting the 16-year-old leave, report football.london.
The Catalan club had been keen to keep hold of the Lopez, but he announced last month that he had decided to leave the La Liga champions, where he had been part of the La Masia academy.
“The day has come to say goodbye to what has been my home these last 7 years,” Lopez told his followers on Instagram.
“Thanks to Barcelona, it will be the club that I always carry in my heart for wonderful moments that I have lived with my friends, coaches, delegates, executives.
“Magnificent people who have made me feel welcome from the first day. It was a difficult decision but after contemplating it with my family I made the decision to go and start a new stage as a footballer with great enthusiasm.
“Thanks to all who have been there always Visca Barca!”
It has long been expected that Lopez would end up at Arsenal and the transfer has indeed been completed, with the teenager having updated his Instagram page to show he is now part of the north London club.