It has been an eventful year for Arsenal at youth level, one that will give them renewed optimism for future seasons.

Arsenal u19s crashed out of the UEFA Youth League at the group stage phase whilst the u18s crashed out of the FA Youth Cup with a surprise defeat at home against Blackburn Rovers. To their credit though, the Academy squad continued to progress as the domestic season continued, here are the Daily Cannon youth awards for this season:

1First-team involvement

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This accolade goes to the player who has featured most regularly among the senior squad and it’s slightly disappointing that Ainsley Maitland-Niles hasn’t featured even more than he has this season.

He’s a leader within the u23 set-up and has consistently delivered quality with experience in midfield, though he needs more competitive minutes under his belt.

EFL and FA Cup appearances are no longer enough for him, it’s definitely time for another loan spell – why not one in the top flight next term?

Next, Best goal…