Arsenal has officially tied up goalkeeper Karl Hein to a new contract on Thursday, in a statement released on their official website to congratulate him for his improved performance this season.
The youngster joined the the Gunners academy from Estonian side FC Nomme United last sest sunner, playing in the first team of the club since he clocked 15 years.
Right after turning 16 years, the goalkeeper arrived at the Emirates Stadium with reports claiming that he wi be signing a scholarship contract till he truns 17 in April in which a three-year Professional deal was agree upon. The recent announcement made by the club confirmed that that he had put pen to paper to sign the contract.
The 17-year-old goalkeeper was taken straight to the Arsenal U18 first team back in October, playing five Leagie matches and one FA Youth Cup game. His stats with the first team have all been impressive being able to communicate wih his defensive teammates very well during a match. But his role as a goalkeeper was cut short this season as he fractured his hand, placing him on the sidelines for the rest of the 2018/19 campaign.
Right after Hein’s injury, the Gunners called Arthur Okonkwo to fill his void at the post but was promoted to the U23 side few games later. And Tom Smith, 17-year-old goalkeeper, returned from the sidelines to make up with the space in the keeping position.
Hein will be returning to the Gunners U18 side next campaign as he will be hoping play all full season with the side.