Arsenal have handed a trial to Ryman Premier Division side Bognor Regis goalkeeper Dan Lincoln, according to the London Football News.
The report claims the 21-year-old non-league goalkeeper played for a youthful Arsenal XI against Hitchin Town yesterday and conceded an equalizer towards the end of the game, which finished 1-1.
Lincoln left his hometown club Reading before the start of the 2015/16 season and spent the first half of last season at Hayes & Yeading United before joining another non-league club – Basingstoke – in January.
Basingstoke decided not to extend Lincoln’s short-term deal and the player ended up joining his current club Bognor Regis in August.
It seems like Lincoln has impressed Arsenal’s scouts with his performances since the start of the season and now has a unique opportunity to earn a contract at the Emirates Stadium.
Even if Arsenal decide to sign Lincoln, he couldn’t possibly hope to play for Arsene Wenger’s first team anytime soon, but it’d still be a huge step forward for his career.