Chelsea have completed the signing of Arsenal teenage forward Omari Hutchinson from.
The 18-year-old forward was a key player for the Gunners youth side which finished third in Premier League 2 last season.
Known for his skill and the ability to open up defences, Omari featured more as a central attacking midfielder or on the right wing during his time with Arsenal. The 18-year-old can also play across the front three.
Hutchinson did not make any appearance for the senior Arsenal team, although he did feature in Mikel Arteta’s matchday squad on 10 occasions during the 2021-22 campaign.
Chelsea head of youth recruitment, Jim Fraser, said in a statement: “We are delighted that Omari has agreed to sign for Chelsea.
“He is a brilliant addition who joins us as an exciting emerging talent hoping to make a quick impression in the senior game.”
Omari Hutchinson is known for his quick feet and skill on the ball. And the young forward has admitted he got it from playing futsal.
“I’ve always been known as a little skiller,” he told GOAL in September 2021.
“I would say half of it has come from futsal. But also when I was younger, I used to do skills in my front room, in my garden and in my kitchen. Straight after school I would get changed and do skills. I loved it.”