ARSENAL YOUTH

Arsenal Youth represent some of the best young players in the country today.

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.

Ayden Heaven (R) and Ethan Nwaneri on the bench for a Champions League game (Photo via Heaven on Instagram)

Arsenal to promote 17yo instead of buying attacking midfielder

Ethan Nwaneri is expected to feature more often for the Arsenal first team next season, but he's unlikely to be a regular, according to reports.
Mehmet Ali coaching the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

7 Arsenal pre-season youth friendlies confirmed + ticket details

Arsenal have confirmed their pre-season schedule for the u21s, including games against Boreham Wood, Rapid Vienna, and Stoke City.
Ethan Nwaneri celebrating a goal for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri nominated for Goal of the Season

Arsenal's Ethan Nwaneri has been included among the Premier League's u21 Goal of the Season nominees.
Chido Obi (#9) with the Denmark u17s (Photo via Obi on Instagram)

U17 Euros: 2 Arsenal youngsters progress to quarter-finals

Arsenal's Ethan Nwaneri and Chido Martin Obi have both progressed to the knockout stages of the u17 European Championships.
Ayden Heaven (3L) and Myles Lewis-Skelly (2R) lineup before a game for the England u18s (Photo via Heaven on Instagram)

Arsenal youngster makes England youth debut as another impresses

Arsenal's Ayden Heaven made his England youth debut and Myles Lewis-Skelly impressed as the u18s won against Northern Ireland this week.
Brayden Clarke playing for the Wales u17s (Photo via Clarke on Instagram)

U17 Euros: 1 Arsenal youngster eliminated, 1 close to progressing

Arsenal's Chido Martin Obi and Brayden Clarke were both in action at the u17 Euros on Thursday, but neither got the result they wanted.
Ethan Nwaneri (#10) with the England u17s (Photo via England on Instagram)

Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri scores stunning goal at u17 Euros

Ethan Nwaneri matched his Arsenal youth teammate Chido Martin Obi by scoring in his opening game at the u17 Euros for England on Tuesday.
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Arsenal striker confirms he’s leaving after recent Everton trial

Arsenal's Omari Benjamin has confirmed that he'll leave the club this summer in an Instagram post.
Chido Obi playing for the Denmark u16s (Photo via Obi on Instagram)

Arsenal striker scores yet another goal at u17 Euros

Arsenal's Chido Martin Obi scored to help Denmark to an opening-game win over Wales at the u17 European Championships on Monday.
Ayden Heaven (R) and Ethan Nwaneri on the bench for a Champions League game (Photo via Heaven on Instagram)

Arsenal confirm England youth call-ups early

Arsenal have confirmed their England youth call-ups for the upcoming international break early, with the full squads not yet announced.
Luis Brown in training with West Ham United (Photo via Brown on Instagram)

Arsenal youngster confirms exit, set to join West Ham

Luis Brown is the latest Arsenal youth player to confirm his departure on social media, amid links with a move to West Ham United.
Martin Odegaard and Reuell Walters applaud the Arsenal fans (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Another Arsenal player confirms exit with social media post

Arsenal defender Reuell Walters has confirmed his imminent departure from the club, with his contract expiring this summer.
Ethan Nwaneri playing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

3 Arsenal talents named in u17 Euros squads

Arsenal's Ethan Nwaneri, Chido Martin Obi, and Brayden Clarke have all been called up for the u17 European Championship this summer.
Kido Taylor-Hart (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal 21yo confirms he will leave club

Arsenal winger Kido Taylor-Hart departs after 13 years. Bromley manager expresses interest in re-signing Arsenal defender Alex Kirk following promotion.
Ismeal Kabia with the Arsenal academy (Photo via Kabia on Instagram)

Arsenal youth duo set to sign new contracts

Arsenal youth duo Harrison Dudziak and Ismeal Kabia are set to sign their first professional contracts with the club, according to a report.
The Arsenal u21s face Chelsea in the Premier League 2 play-offs (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal eliminated from Premier League 2 play-offs by Chelsea comeback

The Arsenal u21s were eliminated from the Premier League 2 play-offs in heartbreaking fashion against Chelsea on Saturday.
Chido Obi-Martin (2nd R) with the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal remain in contract extension talks with 32-goal youngster

Arsenal remain in contract talks with Chido Martin Obi, with the striker adding to his record-breaking goal tally against Chelsea on Saturday.
Luis Brown in training with West Ham United (Photo via Brown on Instagram)

West Ham likely to sign Arsenal youngster to permanent deal

Arsenal youth defender Luis Brown remains on a trial with West Ham United, with a permanent deal looking increasingly likely.
Amario Cozier-Duberry with his Premier League 2 Player of the Month award for April (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal 18yo with uncertain future wins Player of the Month award

Arsenal's Amario Cozier-Duberry has won the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award for April, as talks over his future continue.
Jack Henry-Francis celebrates a goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Details: Arsenal to face Chelsea in Premier League 2 quarter-final

The details of Arsenal's Premier League 2 play-off quarter-final have been confirmed, with the Gunners to face Chelsea on Saturday.
Chido Obi-Martin shoots for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

29-goal Arsenal teen called up for u17 Euros as contract talks continue

Chido Martin Obi has been called up by Denmark for the u17 European Championships, as his contract negotiations with Arsenal continue.
Jack Henry-Francis celebrates a goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal youngsters smash 6 past Manchester United in play-off

The Arsenal u21s eased past Manchester United with a 6-2 win to reach the Premier League 2 play-off quarter-finals on Friday night.
Amario Cozier-Duberry and Mehmet Ali with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Cozier-Duberry on Instagram)

Arsenal 18yo nominated for Player of the Month award

Arsenal's Amario Cozier-Duberry has been nominated for the Premier League 2's Player of the Month award after an impressive April.
Ethan Nwaneri celebrating a goal for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

2 outstanding Arsenal starlets to play in U17 European Championship

Arsenal's Ethan Nwaneri (England) and Chido Obi-Martin (Denmark) face off at U17 Euros. Group draw revealed, tough path for England.
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Arsenal U21 assistant manager Max Porter makes notes as manager Mehmet Ali gives instructions during the Papa John's Trophy match between Northampton Town and Arsenal U21 at Sixfields on October 18, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Arsenal u21s to face Manchester United in Premier League 2 play-offs

The Arsenal u21s are set to face Manchester United in the last-16 as the Premier League 2 play-offs kick off this weekend.
Chido Obi-Martin (2nd R) with the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Record-breaking Arsenal academy youngster praised

Jack Wilshere has credited Chido Martin Obi's hard work amid the striker's record-breaking run of form, whilst also praising the centre-forward's teammates.
Mason Cotcher playing for the England u17s (Photo via Cotcher on Instagram)

Ipswich Town lead race for 17yo Arsenal trialist

Recent Arsenal trialist Mason Cotcher appears set to complete a move elsewhere, holding a trial with Ipswich Town this week.
Chido Obi-Martin shoots for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal 16yo sets new club record after 7 goals in 9-0 win

Arsenal youngster Chido Martin Obi set a new club record for goals in an u18 Premier League season after a rout against Norwich City on Saturday.
Chido Obi-Martin celebrates a goal for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal 16yo sets new club record with 21st league goal

Chido Obi-Martin scored his 21st goal of the u18 Premier League season on Saturday, setting a new club record for Arsenal.
Amario Cozier-Duberry and Mehmet Ali with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Cozier-Duberry on Instagram)

Arsenal likely to reject invitation to Premier League International Cup

The Arsenal u21s will be invited to feature in next season's Premier League International Cup, but it's likely they'll reject the invitation.
Ethan Nwaneri celebrating a goal for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

17 goals in 16: Arsenal talent scores another curling effort

Ethan Nwaneri put in another impressive performance for the Arsenal u21s this week, despite ending up on the losing side against Aston Villa.
Ethan Nwaneri playing for the England u17s (Photo via Nwaneri on Instagram)

Goals from 2 Arsenal youngsters qualify their countries for u17 Euros

Goals from Arsenal's Ethan Nwaneri and Chido Obi-Martin have helped their countries to qualify for the u17 European Championships this summer.
Chido Obi-Martin celebrating a hat-trick for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

10 g/a in 10 games: Arsenal youth striker commits his future

Chido Obi-Martin is hoping to stay at Arsenal for the long term, and he's got his sights set on the u21 team next season.
Amario Cozier-Duberry celebrates a goal for the England u19s (Photo via England on Twitter)

Arsenal winger pulls out of international duty injured

Arsenal have seen a couple of changes to their list of England youth call-ups in recent days, with one withdrawing and another called up.
Khayon Edwards with Leyton Orient (Photo via LeytonOrient.com)

2 Arsenal loanees receive Jamaica call-ups

Arsenal loanees Zane Monlouis and Khayon Edwards have been called up by the Jamaica u23s for a training camp this month.
Chido Obi-Martin shoots for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal 16yo scores 4 goals in 8-3 win

The Arsenal u18s thrashed Crystal Palace 8-3 at the weekend, with star centre-forward Chido Obi-Martin scoring four goals.
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Arsenal announce signing of Brayden Clarke

Arsenal has confirmed the signing of 16-year-old Brayden Clarke, a highly regarded central defender from a Premier League rival's academy.
Amario Cozier-Duberry via Arsenal

Arsenal receive just 2 England youth call-ups between 4 teams

Arsenal's Brooke Norton-Cuffy and Amario Cozier-Duberry are the only two young Gunners called up for the England youth teams in March.
Luis Brown (C) and Ethan Nwaneri (L) warm up with the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal youngsters join West Ham & Watford on trial

Two Arsenal youngsters are out on trial with fellow English academies at the moment, after learning they'll be released this summer.

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Chido Obi-Martin (2nd R) with the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal still hope to renew contract of record breaking goalscorer despite Bayern Munich reports

Reports that Chido Martin Obi has rejected an offer from Arsenal and is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich are premature, according to new claims.
Josh Nichols playing for Arsenal (Photo via Nichols on Instagram)

Arsenal offer 2 professional contracts to youngsters

Arsenal youngsters Seb Ferdinand and Josh Nichols have been offered professional deals by the club, according to a report.
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Arsenal striker confirms he’s leaving after recent Everton trial

Arsenal's Omari Benjamin has confirmed that he'll leave the club this summer in an Instagram post.
Chido Obi-Martin (2nd R) with the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal remain in contract extension talks with 32-goal youngster

Arsenal remain in contract talks with Chido Martin Obi, with the striker adding to his record-breaking goal tally against Chelsea on Saturday.
Luis Brown in training with West Ham United (Photo via Brown on Instagram)

West Ham likely to sign Arsenal youngster to permanent deal

Arsenal youth defender Luis Brown remains on a trial with West Ham United, with a permanent deal looking increasingly likely.

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.