Arsenal academy striker Luke Plange played for Queens Park Rangers on trial against Swansea City at the weekend.

Luke Plange with the Arsenal academy (Photo via Plange on Instagram)
Luke Plange with the Arsenal academy (Photo via Plange on Instagram)

Swansea City confirmed in their weekend post-match report that Luke Plange started and played the full 90 minutes for away side Queens Park Rangers.

Plange is an 18-year-old striker currently on the books at Arsenal, and he’s made 10 appearances for the u18s in the league and the FA Youth Cup this season, scoring four goals.

Yet Arsenal are reportedly unlikely to offer him professional terms, so with his scholarship deal coming to an end this summer, he’s searching for a new club. The exit will end his 10-year association with the Gunners.

Plange’s goal record was decent for the u18s, scoring seven in just under 1,000 minutes for the side – one every 142 minutes.

But he never fully established himself as a starter, and at this point, he really needed to be making the step up to the u23s to earn a professional deal.

Given his struggles to start for the u18s regularly in his final season of eligibility at that level, a move is probably the best thing for him.

Laurent Koscielny comes off injured (Photo via Ligue1.com)

Former Arsenal star controls decision that could cost current club millions

Laurent Koscielny is reportedly the sole decision-maker on whether he extends his contract with Bordeaux this summer.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal applauds fans after his sides draw in the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Changes unlikely: How Arsenal could line up vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal return to action by hosting Crystal Palace next Monday, let's take a look at our predicted lineup for the clash.
Ben White (via Arsenal)

Ben White gives honest answer to question

Arsenal's Benjamin White has informed the world he doesn't watch football, doesn't know much about Patrick Vieira and that he'd prefer it if people call him Benjamin, which absolutely nobody has paid attention to.
Charlie Patino and Marcelo Flores with the England u19s and Mexico u20s respectively (Photo via Patino on Instagram)

Arsenal England youth international fixtures & results for October

Now that the England u21s to u18s have completed their international fixtures for the break, let's look back at how the Arsenal players did.
Chuba Akpom celebrates with Middlesbrough (Photo via Akpom on Twitter)

Arsenal avoid FIFA fine for Akpom and Campbell clauses

Arsenal have avoided fines for sell-on clauses in the contracts of Chuba Akpom and Joel Campbell, following an appeal to CAS.