Arsenal have tied promising teenage midfielder Aaron Ramsey down on a new long-term contract.
The Wales international is currently nursing his way back to full fitness after sustaining an horrific injury in February.
He fractured his tibia and fibula in a clash with Ryan Shawcross during an away date at Stoke City, bringing a premature end to his 2009/10 campaign.
The season had been progressing so well for him until that point, with 29 appearances bringing four goals.
His continued development has come as no surprise to those connected with the Emirates Stadium coaching staff, who are well aware of the potential they have on their hands.
The Gunners snapped Ramsey up from Cardiff City in 2008 and had no qualms in handing him a first-team debut while he was still 17.
Since then the youngster has progressed at pace, earning 11 senior caps for his country.
Ramsey is hoping the future proves to be just as positive for himself and Arsenal, and admits he was only too happy to prolong his association with the club when given the opportunity to do so.
"I'm very happy here at Arsenal, it's a great club and I've learned a lot since I've been here," he told the club's official website.
"Every player wants to play in a team where they can play football and I feel that this is the way it should be played, so that's one of the reasons I signed a new contract.
"I think I can still develop my game a lot, and I'm in the right place to do that with the support of the manager and also a squad of very talented players.
"I'm convinced the next few years will be a time where my career kicks on to a new level, it's an exciting time to be part of the club."