Arsenal have accomplished the signing of highly-rated Fulham striker Mika Biereth. That is in accordance to a report by The Athletic, who declare that the 18-year-old has joined the Gunners’ academy after turning down the supply of an expert contract at Craven Cottage. The teenager, who will now be hoping to take the subsequent stage in his growth at the Emirates Stadium, was nothing quick of excellent for Fulham’s Under-18s final time period, netting 21 objectives in 21 Under-18 Premier League matches. As nicely as scoring 21 objectives in 21 league matches for the Under-18s, the teenager additionally earned alternatives at Under-23s stage, making three appearances in the Premier League 2 and one in the EFL Trophy.
Biereth, who has operated as a winger in the previous, however his pure position is as a No.9, will strengthen what’s already a really gifted manufacturing line of strikers rising from Arsenal’s academy. Folarin Balogun, who scored in the Gunners’ 4-1 win over Championship facet Millwall in a pre-season pleasant on Saturday afternoon at London Colney, has graduated from the academy to the first-team, while the the likes of Nikolaj Moller, Khayon Edwards and Amani Richards will probably be wanting to comply with swimsuit. In 37 video games for Fulham at Under-18s stage, Biereth scored a really spectacular 25 objectives and claimed 15 assists, that means a grand complete of 40 purpose contributions in 37 video games is a exceptional report. In 4 appearances for the Under-23s he by no means scored. Whilst Arsenal are but to formally affirm his arrival in north London, he’ll develop into the membership’s third signing of the summer window, following on from the latest arrivals of left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica and Albert Sambi Lokonga, who made the swap from Belgian outfit Anderlecht. Do you need an unique pre-season Arsenal preview – each in your inbox and thru your letterbox? Head over right here to discover out extra and safe your copy!