Arsenal have confirmed Swedish youth defender Kristopher de Graca has signed pro terms with the club, as reported by the Daily Star.
The 17-year-old joined the Gunners from Swedish outfit Hisingsbacka last summer and is part of Arsenal’s under-18 side.
And the Gunners are also close to sealing a move for Polish teenager Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw, with the midfielder understood to be in London to discuss personal terms and to undergo a medical.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is eager to sign a defender this month, with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny being the only recognised centre-backs in the first-team squad.
Arsenal enjoyed a surprise 2-0 victory away to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday, which has put them to within a point of fourth placed Manchester United.