Arsenal have completed the signing of Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga.
The Gunners have paid an initial fee of around £15million plus add-ons for the 21-year-old.
Arsenal want to bolster their midfield this summer and Lokonga is viewed as a player who can challenge for a place in the first team next season and someone with a bright future.
Lokonga, who has already captained Anderlecht, has signed a long-term contract at Emirates Stadium and will wear the no23 shirt.
“Albert is a very intelligent player who has shown great maturity in his performances during his development,” said Gunners manager Mikel Arteta.
“He has been coached well by Vincent Kompany and his team at Anderlecht. I know Vincent very well and he talks so highly about Albert and the positive impact he had to Anderlecht in recent seasons.
“We’re confident Albert’s ready for the next stage in his development and we’re looking forward to welcoming a new member to our squad with his quality and presence.”