Brentford have completed the signing of teenage defender Dominic Thompson from Arsenal. The left-sided player, who turned 19 during pre-season, joined The Bees late last night. He signed a three-year contract after passing a medical and there is an option for an additional year.

Dominic is a North London lad who joined Arsenal at the age of 12. Previously a central midfield player, the 19-year-old has been playing at left back in Arsenal’s Academy set-up and was part of the team which reached the FA Youth Cup Final in 2018. He signed his first professional contract last summer and played for The Gunners in Premier League Two last season. Dominic played 13 games as Arsenal finished second in Premier League Two Division One last season.

Thomas Frank, Brentford FC Head Coach, said: “Dominic is a very talented young player and over the past two years the speed of his development has increased. He is a technically very good left back or left wing back. He can pass the ball well and deliver good crosses and he also has a very good mentality and wants to defend.

“Dominic is a player that can continue to develop, and all the coaching staff here are looking forward to helping him get to the next level while also competing with Rico Henry for our left wing back position.”

Phil Giles, Brentford FC Co-Director of Football, said: "We have been looking to add some strength to our full back options and we hadn't thought that Dom would become available until the very end of the window. When it became possible to sign him, we closed the deal quickly and we are very pleased that he has chosen to join Brentford in the next phase of his development."