Chelsea have confirmed that highly-rated winger Omari Hutchinson has signed from Arsenal.

The 18-year-old was in talks with the Gunners over a new deal but has seemingly had his head turned by the Blues.

It’s a bit of an odd one. While the pathway to first team football was far from clear at the Emirates – it’s notable he didn’t make the squad for the US tour – it looks all the more blocked at Stamford Bridge.

It’s said he’ll initially join up with their under-21s and presumably he’ll eventually head out on loan to gain senior experience.

While supporters will be disappointed to lose such a talent to a rival, these things happen in football.

Luckily there’s a conveyor belt of talent coming through the ranks at Hale End, so attention now turns to them.