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Arsenal officially announced on their website 16-year-old Centre-half has signed a scholarship contract with Arsenal despite initially being told that he was going to be released by the club.
Daniel Ballard becomes the 11th eleventh new scholar of our 2016/17 scholarship intake, he joins Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith-Rowe, Nathan Tormey, Josh Benson, Robbie Burton, Joseph Olowu, Toby Omole. Jay Beckford, Dominic Thompson and Joao Virginia
Here is the statement from the official website:
Young defender Daniel Ballard has signed scholarship forms with the club.
The 16 year-old came through our Hale End academy. He becomes the 11th member of our 2016/17 scholarship intake.
We’d like to wish Daniel well as he continues his progression with the club.