Arsenal midfielder Alfred Mugabo hopes to earn a pro deal this season.

The 17 year-old has already won caps for Rwanda.

"My target, and every second year scholar's this season, is to secure a professional deal - that's my biggest aim," he told "I hope to get the opportunity to play in as many under-21 games as possible and show the coaches and staff that I deserve that contract.

"I'm really looking to this season - I've had a little setback with my knee injury, but I should be back before the season starts and I look forward to pushing on and getting back into it all. This will be an important year."

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