Arsenal are set to make Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand’s little brother Ismail a scholar at the club next season, according to a report.

Ismail Oulad M'Hand with Feyenoord (Photo via Arsenal Youth)
Ismail Oulad M’Hand with Feyenoord (Photo via Arsenal Youth)

Arsenal Youth report that midfielder Ismail Oulad M’Hand is currently playing for the Arsenal u16s after joining in January, and he’ll join the club’s scholarship intake for next season. The Oulad M’Hand brothers were both previously with Feyenoord.

Salah-Eddine is also a midfielder, and he made an exciting impact with his first few games in an Arsenal shirt for the u23s back in September. But after completing his first 90-minute appearance against Brighton on September 18th, he dropped out with injury.

The 17-year-old returned to training in March, but he’s still yet to feature in a matchday squad. It’s also not clear whether he’s back in full training yet or not.

As for his younger brother, we’ll have to wait and see how he does when he makes the step up to the Arsenal u18s. For now, he’ll be happy to have earned the chance to join the next scholarship intake.