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Arsenal Youth - Wed Jun 20 9:37 PM
It is a summer of considerable change for Arsenal, and that certainly applies to the goalkeeping department as well, with there having been changes in that sector in terms of players and coaching staff at both first-team and academy level. Here’s a look at how Arsenal’s goalkeeping setup could lo...
Arsenal Youth - Tue Jun 19 10:09 PM
‘He won’t stay in the Reserves for long’. Those were the words of Arsene Wenger, commenting after Jack Wilshere, still a schoolboy at the time, had made a remarkable impact in a second-string game against West Ham United a decade ago. Wilshere’s stunning strike on that night at Underhill remains...
Arsenal Youth - Mon Jun 18 11:34 AM
An Arsenal U21 side will compete in the Checkatrade Trophy from next season in another change for the academy setup. The club had previously turned down the opportunity to participate in the tournament in previous campaigns but new academy manager Per Mertesacker feels that Arsenal’s involvement...
Arsenal Youth - Tue Jun 12 4:15 PM
Yassin Fortune has signed for Swiss side FC Sion in a permanent move after turning down the offer of a new contract at Arsenal. The Frenchman, who can play out wide or up front, endured a frustrating 2017/18 campaign during which his playing time was significantly restricted. Fortune joined Arsen...
Arsenal Youth - Tue Jun 12 11:21 AM
Arsenal have confirmed that Freddie Ljungberg will be the club’s new U23 coach. Ljungberg, who enjoyed an illustrious playing career with Arsenal, helped to coach the U15s and the UEFA Youth League side two seasons ago. The Swede also gained experience as an assistant coach at Wolfsburg in the Bu...
Arsenal Youth - Mon Jun 11 1:40 PM
Arsenal are reportedly close to signing talented left-back Joel Lopez from Barcelona and if the deal, as expected, goes ahead then it would certainly make plenty of sense. The 16-year-old has produced some impressive performances for Barcelona at youth level and would go straight into Arsenal’s U...
Arsenal Youth - Sat Jun 9 7:33 PM
Arsenal attacker Eddie Nketiah set up a goal as England U21s beat their Mexico counterparts 2-1 to retain the Toulon Tournament. Nketiah, who hit a brace in the semi-final, turned provider for Kieran Dowell, who made it 2-1 to England after Dael Fry had pulled them level. Advertisements
Arsenal Youth - Sat Jun 9 12:15 PM
Following on from the appointment of Marcel Lucassen as head coach of player development, Arsenal have named Lee Herron as head of football academy operations. Herron previously spent 17 years with Reading and will form part of the new academy structure involving Per Mertesacker. Arsenal have als...
Arsenal Youth - Fri Jun 8 8:21 PM
Experienced German coach Marcel Lucassen has been named as Arsenal’s director of football development on a three year contract. Lucassen, who previously did impressive work with the German national team’s youth setup, will be responsible for the development of both the coaches and the players fro...
Arsenal Youth - Fri Jun 8 5:23 PM
Arsenal have offered new contracts to eight youngsters, including Vlad Dragomir. In addition to talented midfielder Dragomir, defender Tolaji Bola has also been offered an extension along with Josh DaSilva and Yassin Fortune. The Gunners also want to retain the services of goalkeeper Deyan Iliev,...
Arsenal Youth - Fri Jun 8 5:07 PM
Arsenal have announced their released list, with seven youngsters set to leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of this month, including goalkeeper Hugo Keto. Fellow shot-stoppers Ryan Huddart and Alex Crean have also been let go. In addition defenders Tafari Moore, Marc Bola and C...
Arsenal Youth - Fri Jun 8 4:30 PM
Young Arsenal defender Daniel Ballard has signed his first professional contract with the club. The 18-year-old made significant progress last season as he featured regularly for the U18s and captained the FA Youth Cup side in their run to the final. Ballard, who is usually deployed as a centre-b...
Arsenal Youth - Wed Jun 6 8:21 PM
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah scored a brace as England U21s came from behind to beat their Scotland counterparts 3-1 today and secure their place in the final of the Toulon Tournament, where they will face Mexico. Scotland took the lead through Michael Johnston but England equalised in the secon...
Arsenal Youth - Sat Jun 2 1:35 PM
Arsenal’s two representatives at the Toulon Tournament were both involved in the latest round of group games. Portugal have been eliminated from the competition but goalkeeper Joao Virginia played the whole game as his side were beaten 2-1 by Japan. Eddie Nketiah, meanwhile, received another star...
Arsenal Youth - Wed May 30 9:18 PM
The 2017/18 season went better than expected for Miguel Azeez and next campaign the extremely talented Arsenal schoolboy will be determined to push on to even greater heights. Despite being an U15 player, Azeez established himself as a frequent presence in the U18 squad towards the end of the sea...
Arsenal Youth - Wed May 30 6:52 AM
Arsenal prospect Eddie Nketiah made his debut for England U21s last night as he featured in the goalless draw against Mexico in the Toulon Tournament. Having impressed for the Three Lions at various other age groups, Nketiah relished the opportunity to test himself at a higher level, and, deploye...
Arsenal Youth - Wed May 23 10:44 AM
Arsenal have completed a deal to sign young Estonian goalkeeper Karl Jakob Hein from Nomme United. The 16-year-old, who has been capped by his country at U17 level, had also been linked with Manchester United as well as Brighton & Hove Albion. Hein’s arrival, initially on a scholarship deal which...
Arsenal Youth - Tue May 22 10:54 AM
Arsenal announced some squad number alterations for members of the first-team squad yesterday and this summer some of the club’s talented youngsters will also see their numbers changed. Seven Arsenal youngsters, all of whom put pen to paper on their first professional contracts during the course...
Arsenal Youth - Thu May 17 10:19 PM
Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson has been crowned the Premier League 2 player of the season, fending off competition from some talented youngsters, including team-mate Eddie Nketiah. Nelson made 16 appearances for the Arsenal first-team, which encompassed him making his Premier League debut, while he...
Arsenal Youth - Thu May 17 9:00 PM
England U17s’ hopes of winning the European Championship are over after they lost 6-5 on penalties to the Netherlands today, with Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun missing the decisive spot-kick. The game ended goalless in extra-time, with England deprived of the services of one of the stars of the tourn...
Arsenal Youth - Wed May 16 10:58 AM
It is set to be a very interesting summer for Arsenal at youth level, with many changes poised to take place both in terms of coaching staff and players. As is always the case at this time of the year, some youngsters, many of whom have been at the club for a lengthy period, will …
Arsenal Youth - Tue May 15 11:13 AM
It was a memorable campaign for Arsenal’s youngsters as the U23s won the Premier League 2 title, while a host of prospects received first-team game time, especially in the cup competitions. Here’s an assessment of some of the club’s best performing youngsters this campaign. BIGGEST FIRST-TEAM IMP...
Arsenal Youth - Mon May 14 6:57 AM
England U17s continued their quest to win the European Championship as they secured a 2-0 victory over Norway to reach the semi-finals. Arsenal’s Xavier Amaechi, who has been one of the tournament’s outstanding performers, was on the scoresheet along with free agent Bobby Duncan. Two other Arsena...
Arsenal Youth - Fri May 11 5:19 PM
Arsenal have suspended U23 coaches Steve Gatting and Carl Laraman over accusations of bullying. The pair, who helped Arsenal’s youngsters to win the Premier League 2 title this season, weren’t in the dugout for the Premier League International Cup final this week, with U18s coach Kwame Ampadu tak...
Arsenal Youth - Thu May 10 8:55 PM
Arsenal forward Yassin Fortune has confirmed on Instagram that he is set to leave the club this summer. Fortune, who can play as a striker or on either flank, arrived at Arsenal three years ago from Lens’ academy amidst a considerable amount of excitement, but he has endured much misfortune with...
Arsenal Youth - Thu May 10 11:06 AM
U18 Premier League Arsenal 2 (Clarke o.g. 34, Musah 52) Chelsea 2 (Campbell 36, Thompson 85 (pen) Arsenal faced a strong Chelsea side in the FA Youth Cup final recently, but this last league game of the season was a rather different encounter, with both sides agreeing to field their U15 teams. W...
Arsenal Youth - Wed May 9 8:03 AM
Arsenal youngster Jordan McEneff made his first appearance at the U17 European Championship as he featured in the Republic of Ireland’s 1-0 victory over Denmark yesterday. Having been an unused substitute for the defeat to Belgium, attacking midfielder McEneff entered the fray in the 67th minute...
Arsenal Youth - Tue May 8 10:52 PM
Premier League International Cup final Arsenal 0 Porto 1 (Queta 10) By Jeorge Bird @Emirates Stadium This has been a successful season for Arsenal at U23 level, but the youngsters missed out on the opportunity to end the campaign with another trophy tonight as they were beaten 1-0 by Porto in the...
Arsenal Youth - Tue May 8 12:14 PM
After a long and eventful season, Arsenal U23s play their last game of the campaign today and it is a significant occasion as they take on Porto in the final of the Premier League International Cup at Emirates Stadium. Having already secured the Premier League 2 title, Arsenal are hoping to make...
Arsenal Youth - Mon May 7 4:51 PM
England continued their impressive start to the U17 European Championship with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Italy today. Four Arsenal youngsters were named in the starting line-up, with Vontae Daley-Campbell, Bukayo Saka, Xavier Amaechi and Tyreece John-Jules. Italy took the lead in the 14th mi...