PHOTOS: Arsenal's latest pro signing Stefan O'Connor in action

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We take a look at Stefan O'Connor, who signed a professional deal with Arsenal at the weekend.

It was reported at the weekend that Arsenal had finalised a professional deal with one of their young scholars - in the form of central defender Stefan O'Connor.

The report from Sky Sports suggested that the 17-year-old defender had agreed a deal at the weekend, after an impressive start to the new season with the under-21's.

O'Connor, from Croydon, is described by the official Arsenal website as "calm in possession and commanding in the air" and he has also played a part in the Uefa Youth League this season.

Over the summer O'Connor has added bulk to his impressive physical frame, he stands at around 6 foot 4 inches, and that has helped him become an even more exciting prospect for Arsenal going into the future.

His progress has not gone unrewarded, his three-year deal comes off the back of training with the Arsenal first-team this season - and considering the problems that Arsenal currently have at centre-back, with Laurent Koscielny injured and options thin, O'Connor might be getting his chance in the Arsenal first-team sooner than expected.

O'Connor is also an England youth international, showing his talents are not just appreciated at The Emirates.

Most Arsenal fans may have never seen the player, so this gallery presents you with a chance to feast your eyes on a player described as a natural leader - and certainly one for the future at Arsenal football club.

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