By Russell Edge

Arsenal have secured the future of promising winger Nathan Tormey by tying him to the club on his first professional contract.

The Gunners confirmed the youngster’s new deal via their official Twitter account, as well as on their club website:

The 17-year-old attacker is described as a “technically gifted and pacey winger” on the Arsenal website, and has been with the club since joining the Under-12s, having spent time at fierce rivals Tottenham prior to his move across North London.

While he is someway off the first team, he has managed to break into the Arsenal Under-18s squad, making a substitute appearance in a 2-1 defeat to Brighton Under-18s back in January of this year, although he was replaced after suffering a pulled hamstring.

A left footed winger, he is confident in operating on either flank, but has not been able to demonstrate the best of his abilities as a result of multiple injury setbacks.

He suffered a stress fracture in his back last summer which saw the youngster ruled out of action for five months, before his return to action was cut short by the hamstring injury in January.

Arsene Wenger will be hoping that fellow winger Alexis Sanchez follows in Tormey’s footsteps and also signs a new deal with the club this summer, with just a year left on the Chilean’s contract.

In other Arsenal news, the club have held talks over a potential departure for this midfielder.

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