ARSENAL have reportedly offered Brooke Norton-Cuffy a new long-term contract.
The 18-year-old defender has impressed for League One Lincoln City, where he is on loan.
The Athletic claim that a new deal has been offered and Norton-Cuffy is 'expected to accept'.
The right-back has made 22 appearances for the Imps in all competitions.
He even got on the scoresheet against Sheffield Wednesday at the start of the month.
When the ball was pulled back to him on the edge of the box, Norton-Cuffy found the bottom left corner.
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This signals more good news for the Gunners, who have won FIVE in a row after defeating Leicester 2-0 at home on Sunday.
No team has managed more Premier League points these past three months than Arsenal.
The last time they won five back-to-back League games was at the end of last season, and it was too late as they limped home in eighth.
But now they are masters of their own destiny after victory in London carried them a step closer towards their Champions League ambitions.
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They are set for a top four qualification place, already ahead of Man Utd with three games in hand.
Norton-Cuffy could challenge Takehiro Tomiyasu for a spot in the first team next season.
Although with Tomiyasu out with a calf injury, Cedric Soures has stepped up to the plate at the right-back position.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke highly of Cedric before the clash with Leicester on Sunday.
The Gunners manager said: "It’s good to have someone like him, when we had to use him he was ready because he’s a great professional.
"He’s performing well for the team."
Arsenal face second-placed Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
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