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Here you can keep up-to-date with everything that is going on including Arsenal youth matches, team news, injury news, contract updates and much more or the u18s, u21s, and u23s.

Arsenal u21s thrash Chelsea 4-1 in the EFL Trophy (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Report: Arsenal thrash Chelsea youth at the Emirates Stadium

The Arsenal u21s made it to their first-ever EFL Trophy quarter-final on Tuesday night with a convincing win over Chelsea.
Folarin Balogun celebrating a goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal to host youth clash with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium

Arsenal's u21s are set to face Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in their EFL Trophy last-16 clash in early January. The Arsenal website has seemingly...
Myles Lewis-Skelly with the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Lewis-Skelly on Instagram)

Arsenal 15yo captains England youth side

Arsenal youngster Myles Lewis-Skelly has taken another step in his young career this week, captaining the England u16s to victory over Turkey.
Myles Lewis-Skelly (L) with the Val de Marne Tournament trophy

Arsenal 15yo called up for England duty again

Promising 15-year-old Myles Lewis-Skelly has been on England duty again this week, continuing his rapid progress for club and country.
Khayon Edwards and Charles Sagoe Jr with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Edwards on Instagram)

Arsenal academy end the year with yet another late comeback

The Arsenal u18s ended the calendar year with yet another late goal to rescue a result, this time away to Fulham on Saturday.
London Colney training centre (Photo via FootballTrainingGrounds.com)

Arsenal postpone academy North London derby due to Covid risk

Arsenal have postponed the u23 North London derby on Friday, amid the ongoing Covid-19 situation at Tottenham Hotspur.
Karl Hein Estonia Young Player of the Year award (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal 19yo wins national Young Player of the Year

Arsenal youth goalkeeper Karl Hein has won Estonia's Young Player of the Year award for the second year in a row.
James Olayinka and Salah-Eddine Oulad M'hand challenge a Southampton player for the ball (Photo via SouthamptonFC.com)

Arsenal teenager scores 35-yard chip in Southampton u23 win

The Arsenal u23s came from behind again to pick up a key win over Southampton in their Premier League Cup campaign on Sunday.
Dantouma Toure with New York Red Bulls (Photo via NewYorkRedBulls.com)

17yo winger from MLS training with Arsenal

17-year-old Colorado Rapids winger Dantouma Toure is training with the Arsenal u18s during his club's offseason.
Brooke Norton-Cuffy playing for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal academy suffer shock cup exit to Colchester United

The Arsenal u18s suffered a shock exit from the FA Youth Cup at the hands of Colchester United on Friday night, despite naming a strong side.
Henry Timi Davies after signing his professional contract with Arsenal (Photo via Davies on Instagram)

Henry Timi Davies announces Arsenal contract signing

Following the announcement of Amani Richards' professional deal, Henry Timi Davies has also signed a first pro contract with Arsenal.
Khayon Edwards playing for the Arsenal u23s in pre-season (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

Arsenal working to agree Khayon Edwards deal amid Chelsea interest

Khayon Edwards is drawing interest from a number of teams including London rivals Chelsea, with no professional deal yet agreed with Arsenal.
Nikolaj Moller with Viktoria Koln (Photo via Moller on Instagram)

Arsenal loan striker scores winner to reach cup quarter-finals

Nikolaj Moller scored another goal in the Middle Rhine Cup on Wednesday, sending his loan team to the quarter-finals.
Amani Richards signing his contract with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal agree 1st professional contract with exciting youngster Amani Richards

Arsenal youth striker Amani Richards has signed his first professional contract with the club, after reaching his 17th birthday.
Marcelo Flores playing for Mexico in a friendly match against Chile (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)

Marcelo Flores makes senior Mexico debut

Arsenal academy youngster Marcelo Flores made his debut for the Mexican National Team last night, playing in a friendly against Chile.
Folarin Balogun celebrating a goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Why Arsenal youngster should win Player of the Month award

Folarin Balogun has been nominated for Premier League 2 Player of the Month, and there's little doubt in my mind he should win the award.
The Arsenal u21s celebrating a win on penalties (Photo via Brooke Norton-Cuffy on Twitter)

Arsenal draw Chelsea in EFL Trophy

The Arsenal u21s will face off against the Chelsea u21s in the next round of the EFL Trophy, as the only u21 teams in the competition.
Amario Cozier-Duberry with the Arsenal u23s against Bromley FC (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

Arsenal striker hits 18 goal contributions in Chelsea youth defeat

Despite yet another goal contribution for Khayon Edwards, the Arsenal u18s lost comprehensively to league leaders Chelsea on Saturday.
Khayon Edwards with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Edwards on Instagram)

14-goal Arsenal academy striker stalls on a new contract

Arsenal u18 forward Khayon Edwards is stalling on a professional contract with the club, with his current deal expiring in the summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Omar Rekik of Arsenal passes the ball during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal U23 and Brighton & Hove Albion U23 at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2021. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

League One manager praises Omar Rekik ahead of January window

Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley is currently managing Arsenal loanee Miguel Azeez, but he seems to be keeping an eye on another young Gunner in Omar Rekik.
Folarin Balogun scoring for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal u23 boss discusses January loan option for Balogun

Kevin Betsy says Folarin Balogun can be a top-class striker in the future, and the striker is showing excellent professionalism in his current situation.
Folarin Balogun celebrating a goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Balogun scores again in EFL Trophy win over Ipswich Town

The Arsenal u21s came from behind to get their first-ever EFL Trophy knockout win on Wednesday night, inspired by Folarin Balogun again.
Mehmet Ali with the Reading u23s (Photo via ReadingFC.co.uk)

Reading coach to join Arsenal as u23 assistant

Reading u23 coach Mehmet Ali will join up with the Arsenal u23s as an assistant to Kevin Betsy from January, according to a report.
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Arsenal u18s reach quarter-finals as Edwards & Richards score

The Arsenal u18s did just enough to top their u18 Premier League Cup group on Saturday, progressing to the quarter-finals.
Kevin Betsy with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Boss praises Arsenal u23s’ character after 7 late goals in 5 games

Arsenal u23 boss Kevin Betsy has praised the group's character after their latest dramatic late goal against Blackburn Rovers with 10 men.
Arsenal youth striker Billy Vigar in training (Photo via Vigar on Twitter)

Arsenal coach admits they’ve felt youngster’s pain as he scores on comeback

Arsenal u18 coach Dan Micciche admits it was nice for everyone to see Billy Vigar scoring on his return from injury at the weekend.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Flo Balogun of Arsenal takes a penalty which is saved by Kjell Scherpen of Brighton & Hove Albion (not pictured) during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal U23 and Brighton & Hove Albion U23 at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2021. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Folarin Balogun scores another vital late goal in Arsenal 3-2 win

The Arsenal u23s returned to the top of the Premier League 2 table with another dramatic late goal from Folarin Balogun on Monday night.
Bukayo Saka with his Player of the Match award with England (Photo via England on Twitter)

2 Arsenal players make top-20 as Golden Boy winner confirmed

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and William Saliba made it to the final-20 for the Golden Boy award, but Barcelona's Pedri was the overwhelming winner.
Billy Vigar (Photo via Facebook / Istria Youth Cup)

Arsenal 18yo scores 1st of the season in 2-goal comeback

The Arsenal u18s made a two-goal comeback against West Ham United on Saturday, with Billy Vigar contributing a goal on his comeback.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Flo Balogun of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Salah Oulad M'Hand after scoring the team's first goal during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal U23 and Brighton & Hove Albion U23 at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2021. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Arsenal learn draws for EFL Trophy and FA Youth Cup

The Arsenal youth teams have learned their opponents for the upcoming rounds of the FA Youth Cup and the EFL Trophy.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND: Folarin Balogun of England celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifier match between England U21s and Czech Republic U21s on November 11, 2021. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Goal, injury scare & a red card: Arsenal England youth results for November

Arsenal have four players in action from the England u18s to the u21s this break, here's how they're all getting on.
Marcelo Flores after scoring for the Mexico u20s (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)

Marcelo Flores wins Revelations Cup with 2 goals & 1 assist

The Mexico u20s won the Revelations Cup on Tuesday night thanks to another goal and assist from Marcelo Flores.
Brooke Norton-Cuffy with the England u18s (Photo via Norton-Cuffy on Instagram)

Arsenal youngster picks up bizarre red on international duty

Brooke Norton-Cuffy picked up a soft red card for the England u18s, but he and Reuell Walters got further minutes in another win for the side.
Mika Biereth with the Denmark u19s

Arsenal 18yo scores again on international duty

Arsenal youth striker Mika Biereth scored in another Denmark u19 appearance at the weekend, his second goal for the side.
Marcelo Flores after scoring for the Mexico u20s (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)

Marcelo Flores scores vital winning goal for Mexico u20s vs Brazil

Marcelo Flores scored the Mexico u20s' winning goal in the Revelations Cup win over Brazil on Saturday, to top the group ahead of the final game.
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Arsenal midfielder receives Premier League 2 Player of the Month nomination

Arsenal's Salah-Eddine Oulad M'hand has been nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award, following an excellent October.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND: Folarin Balogun of England scores the third goal during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifier match between England U21s and Czech Republic U21s on November 11, 2021. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Video: Folarin Balogun scores on 1st England u21 start

Folarin Balogun scored on his first start for the England u21s on Thursday night, in a comfortable yet vital win over the Czech Republic.
Khayon Edwards with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Edwards on Instagram)

Arsenal 18yo scores 13th goal of the season despite West Brom defeat

A heavily rotated Arsenal u23 side lost badly to West Bromwich Albion on Thursday, despite Khayon Edwards scoring once again.
Khayon Edwards with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Edwards on Instagram)

Arsenal youngster scores his 12th goal of the season

Khayon Edwards added to his tally as the Arsenal u18s top scorer this season with another goal in a win over Reading on Saturday.

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Lino Sousa with West Bromwich Albion (Photo via Sousa on Instagram)

Arsenal sign Lino Da Cruz Sousa from West Bromwich Albion

Arsenal have signed 16-year-old left-back Lino Da Cruz Sousa from West Bromwich Albion, according to a report.
Kido Taylor-Hart celebrating his goal against the Spurs u23s (Photo via Taylor-Hart on Twitter)

Arsenal open to January offers for another young player

Arsenal are open to loan offers for Kido Taylor-Hart in the January transfer window, according to a report.
Folarin Balogun of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, London, England on 22 August 2021. Copyright: Vince Mignott

Arsenal make 7 young players available for loan

Arsenal have made seven of their academy players available for loan moves in the January transfer window, according to a report.
Omar Rekik signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal plan January loan for highly-rated youngster

Arsenal are looking at loan options for youth centre-back Omar Rekik ahead of the January transfer window, according to a report.
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3 MLS youngsters travel over to train with Arsenal

A number of MLS youngsters are making use of the winter break to come over to Europe and train with Arsenal, according to reports.

Balogun sends Arteta a reminder as top talent gets Arsenal debut

The Arsenal u23s played a friendly match against Brentford B over the weekend, but they slipped to a late defeat despite a two-goal comeback.

Folarin Balogun of Arsenal scores during the UEFA Europa League match between Molde and Arsenal on November 26, 2020 in Molde. Photo: Marius Simensen / BILDBYRAN
Folarin Balogun of Arsenal scores during the UEFA Europa League match between Molde and Arsenal on November 26, 2020, in Molde. Photo: Marius Simensen / BILDBYRAN

The Arsenal u23s had over a fortnight between competitive matches, playing their last game on March 21st and not having another scheduled until April 12th. To keep the side ticking over, they scheduled a friendly against Brentford B this weekend.

The last time the two sides had met in 2019, Arsenal eased to a 5-0 victory, but Steve Bould’s current side are much lower on confidence.

As a result, it was no real surprise that Aaron Pressley made it 1-0 to Brentford from the penalty spot in the first half-hour and Lachlan Brook added another in the 37th minute.

Arsenal found themselves with a lifeline after Folarin Balogun was brought down by Ethan Robb in the penalty area, and Balogun stepped up to make it 2-1 at the half-time break.

The Gunners started to take control of the match, and Balogun made it 2-2 by heading in a cross from the right-hand side. But Pressley put Brentford ahead again late on, firing home from a loose ball in the box following a corner.

It was another disappointing defeat and another in a long run of games without a win. The u23s’ last victory came against Brighton in January.

The only real positives were that Balogun is scoring goals again and Omari Hutchinson made his first appearance at u23 level after his strong u18 form.

With only a narrow gap to the relegation zone, Bould needs to drum up a couple of wins in their final four competitive matches of the season.

Lineup vs Brentford: Smith, Alebiosu, Lopez, Dinzeyi, Monlouis, Akinola, Lewis, Azeez, Moller, Taylor-Hart, Balogun

Subs: Bola, Graczyk, Coyle, Cirjan, Hutchinson

At the time of writing, there has still been no resolution to the Balogun contract saga.