ARSENAL YOUTH

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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.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Arsenal U21 manager Mehmet Ali looks on during the Papa John's Trophy match between Northampton Town and Arsenal U21 at Sixfields on October 18, 2022. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

3 debuts in dead-rubber U21s game for Arsenal

The Arsenal u21s played out a dead rubber against Burnley on Tuesday night, and they'll take some positives from the game despite defeat.
Amario Cozier-Duberry playing for the Arsenal academy (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal academy roundup: U21s & U18s frustrated after letting leads slip

The Arsenal academy teams had a frustrating weekend overall, despite a couple of positives from matches against Spurs and Fulham.
Jack Wilshere coaching the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal teenager returns from injury ahead of cup tie

Arsenal youth defender Maldini Kacurri is back in training after an injury, in a boost to Jack Wilshere's side and their FA Youth Cup run.
Osman Kamara celebrates his goal for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Jack Wilshere’s u18s pull off dramatic win at St. James’ Park

The Arsenal u18s progressed to the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup with a dramatic late win over Newcastle United on Tuesday.
Jack Wilshere coaching the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal side forced to postpone fixture

Arsenal's u18 match away to West Bromwich Albion had to be postponed on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch.
Brooke Norton-Cuffy signing for Coventry City on loan (Photo via Norton-Cuffy on Twitter)

Arsenal recall 18yo and re-loan him within minutes

Arsenal recalled and re-loaned Brooke Norton-Cuffy this week, moving him from Rotherham United to Coventry City.
Myles Lewis-Skelly takes part in first-team training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

6 youth players join Arsenal first-team training pre-Newcastle

Six Arsenal youth players were in training with the first team this week ahead of the match against Newcastle United on Tuesday.
Khari Ranson with England (Photo via Ranson on Instagram)

Arsenal youngster saves 2 penalties on England debut

Arsenal's Khari Ranson made his international debut with the England u16s this week, making two penalty saves in the shootout.
Amario Cozier-Duberry playing for the Arsenal academy (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal star vs Juventus shines in 6-0 FA Youth Cup win

Arsenal kicked off their FA Youth Cup campaign with a big win over Millwall on Monday, with many seemingly boosted by their first-team involvement.
Ben Cottrell with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Cottrell on Instagram)

Arsenal 21yo scores in 1st game for 11 months

The Arsenal u21s won their Premier League Cup group on Sunday, with Ben Cottrell scoring on his return to the team after injury.
Ethan Nwaneri in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

7 Arsenal youth players remain in first-team training for Juventus

At least seven Arsenal academy players have remained with the first-team squad following the tour of Dubai, ahead of Saturday's friendly against Juventus.
Jack Wilshere coaching the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal’s FA Youth Cup fixture moved again

Arsenal's FA Youth Cup game against Millwall has been moved again, due to the snowy conditions and cold weather in London this week.
Ethan Nwaneri plays for Arsenal in their friendly against Watford (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Boost for fans as Arsenal’s Youth Cup fixture is moved

Arsenal have moved the kick-off time of their FA Youth Cup game against Millwall, making it possible for fans to attend the first-team friendly as well.
Ben Cottrell with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Cottrell on Instagram)

2 Arsenal youngsters return to training after injuries

Ben Cottrell and Tino Quamina are back in training with the Arsenal academy, as they close in on their comebacks from injury.
Nathan Butler-Oyedeji with the EFL Trophy Player of the Group Stage award (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal 19yo receives individual award after 1st-team Dubai call-up

Nathan Butler-Oyedeji has thanked the fans after winning the EFL Trophy Player of the Group Stage award with the Arsenal u21s.
Ethan Nwaneri plays for Arsenal in their friendly against Watford (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal call 13 youth players up for first-team tour

Arsenal have called 13 youth players up for their tour of Dubai, with many senior players either still absent or working on their match fitness.
Tomas Rosicky watching on at Meadow Park as the Arsenal u21s face the Sparta Prague u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal legend turns up to watch Gunners u21 game

Former Gunner Tomas Rosicky was in attendance as the Arsenal u21s faced Sparta Prague in the Premier League International Cup on Wednesday.
Jack Wilshere coaching the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal cup fixture date creates potential issues

Arsenal's FA Youth Cup game against Millwall has been scheduled for December 17th, which brings good and bad news for the team and the fans.
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Arsenal 19yo scores 4th in 4 games: First-team chance in Dubai?

The Arsenal u21s thrashed Swansea City to take up a commanding position in their PL Cup group on Saturday, with Catalin Cirjan starring.
Nathan Butler-Oyedeji celebrates his goal against Stevenage (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

“Saka 2.0”: Arsenal youngster impresses with goal and assist

The Arsenal u21s were unfortunate to drop out of the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night, despite a spirited performance away to Stevenage.
Myles Lewis-Skelly playing for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal 16yo impresses in first start since Arteta call-up

Myles Lewis-Skelly made his first start at u21 level as Arsenal drew 1-1 with Stoke City to remain top of their Premier League Cup group on Saturday.
Jack Wilshere with the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal learn opening FA Youth Cup draw

Arsenal have drawn Millwall in the FA Youth Cup third round, but they may be without some of their best players for the match.
Catalin Cirjan scores a goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal midfielder admits 480-day injury was toughest period of his life

Arsenal youngster Catalin Cirjan has admitted that his long-term injury absence was the most difficult period of his life so far.
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Arsenal U21 manager Mehmet Ali looks on during the Papa John's Trophy match between Northampton Town and Arsenal U21 at Sixfields on October 18, 2022. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm EFL Trophy fixture details 6 days before the game

With less than a week until the game, the Arsenal u21s finally have confirmation of the details of their EFL Trophy knockout game against Stevenage.
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Arsenal top Premier League International Cup group with win

The Arsenal u21s went top of their Premier League International Cup group with a win over AS Monaco u21s on Monday night.
Arsenal's midfielder Ethan Nwaneri reacts during the English Premier League football match between Brentford and Arsenal at the Gtech Community Stadium in London on September 18, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal to take part in Dallas Cup in 2023

Arsenal are set to take part in the Dallas Cup again in 2023, their fourth appearance in the international youth tournament.
Nathan Butler-Oyedeji celebrating a goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Butler-Oyedeji on Instagram)

Arsenal 19yo nominated for EFL Player award

Arsenal's Nathan Butler-Oyedeji has been nominated for the EFL Trophy Player of the Group Stage, here's how you can vote for him.
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Zach Awe of Arsenal U21 looks to head the ball away from a grounded Jack Connor of Northampton Town during the Papa John's Trophy match between Northampton Town and Arsenal U21 at Sixfields on October 18, 2022. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Arsenal away in EFL Trophy Round-of-32 draw

One of just five u21 teams remaining in the competition, Arsenal have learned their draw for the EFL Trophy Round of 32.
Matt Smith (R) in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

5 youth players join Arsenal first-team training pre-Brighton clash

A number of Arsenal academy players trained with the first team ahead of their League Cup clash with Brighton on Wednesday night.
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Marquinhos stars with goal and assist for Arsenal u21s

The Arsenal u21s returned to the top of the league with a win on Sunday, with Marquinhos starring for the young Gunners.
Arsenal's midfielder Ethan Nwaneri reacts during the English Premier League football match between Brentford and Arsenal at the Gtech Community Stadium in London on September 18, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Nwaneri and Lewis-Skelly star again for Arsenal youth teams

Ethan Nwaneri and Myles Lewis-Skelly starred for the Arsenal u18s on their return from England duty on Saturday, but the Gunners ended up drawing away to Manchester United.
Khayon Edwards plays the ball past Gabriel Magalhaes (Photo via Arsenal.com)

6 Arsenal youngsters join first-team training pre-FC Zurich

Five Arsenal youngsters joined first-team training on Wednesday, with at least a couple of them set to make the senior squad against FC Zurich.
Myles Lewis-Skelly playing for England (Photo via EnglandFootball.com)

Arsenal duo help England top youth qualification group

Myles Lewis-Skelly and Ethan Nwaneri both featured for the England u17s as they topped their qualification group on Monday.
Marquinhos shields the ball for the Arsenal u21s against Crystal Palace (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

Marquinhos starts as Arsenal u21s top Premier League 2

The Arsenal u21s returned to the top of the Premier League 2 table with a Crystal Palace draw on Monday, with plenty of subplots in the match.
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2 Arsenal youngsters score in England youth qualifier

Ethan Nwaneri and Myles Lewis-Skelly both scored in another win for the England u17s on Friday, securing progression to the next round of qualifiers.
Khayon Edwards (R) in first-team training alongside Bradley Ibrahim (Photo via Edwards on Instagram)

4 youth players travel with Arsenal for PSV clash

Bradley Ibrahim is one of four youth players who has travelled to Eindhoven for Arsenal's match against PSV, according to Mikel Arteta.
Myles Lewis-Skelly (bottom-left) with the England u17s (Photo via England on Twitter)

Arsenal youngster Nwaneri scores in England youth qualifier

Arsenal youngsters Ethan Nwaneri and Myles Lewis-Skelly played a key role in the England u17s' opening-day qualifying win over Lithuania on Tuesday.
Catalin Cirjan shields the ball for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via LCFC.com)

Report: Arsenal u21s go top of the league with away win

The Arsenal u21s climbed to the top of the Premier League 2 table with a win away to Leicester City on Monday, with Khayon Edwards returning.
Arsenal's midfielder Ethan Nwaneri reacts during the English Premier League football match between Brentford and Arsenal at the Gtech Community Stadium in London on September 18, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Nwaneri and Lewis-Skelly called up for England youth tournament

The England u17s play in the UEFA Euros u17 qualifying round this week, and Arsenal have two of their young players involved.

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James Olayinka (2L) celebrating his goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy)

3 games, 5 goals & assists: Arsenal 21yo searches for new club

James Olayinka is still on the lookout for a new club in the final week of the transfer window, after a strong start to his u21 season.
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Former Mexico and Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez is returning to Barcelona as coach of their B team and has called on the club to sign Arsenal's Marcelo Flores.
Reyes Cleary with West Bromwich Albion (Photo via Getty Images)

West Brom 35-goal youth forward will leave amid Arsenal links

West Bromwich Albion youth forward Reyes Cleary has decided to leave the club amid links to Arsenal in recent months.

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.