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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.

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

10-man Arsenal humiliate Chelsea youngsters 6-1

Folarin Balogun underlined his first-team potential with a starring 38-minute appearance against Chelsea on Sunday, ahead of midweek's League Cup clash.
Khayon Edwards for the Arsenal u18s vs Tavistock AFC (Photo via Tavistock on Twitter)

7 goals, 5 games: Arsenal teenager scores in another win

The Arsenal u18s kicked off their u18 Premier League Cup campaign with a win over West Ham United on Saturday morning.
Brooke Norton-Cuffy after successful surgery (Photo via Norton-Cuffy on Twitter)

Brooke Norton-Cuffy has successful surgery on injury

Brooke Norton-Cuffy revealed on Thursday that he'd had surgery on his recent injury, and he hopes to be back soon.
Karl Hein of Estonia during the International Friendly, Länderspiel, Nationalmannschaft match at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence. Picture date: 11th November 2020. Photo: Jonathan Moscrop / Sportimage

“A massive club”: Karl Hein signs new Arsenal contract

After stalling contract talks, Arsenal and Karl Hein have finally agreed an extension for the Estonian goalkeeper.
Brooke Norton-Cuffy with the Arsenal academy (Photo via Norton-Cuffy on Instagram)

Brooke Norton-Cuffy forced to withdraw from England u18s with injury

Arsenal defender Brooke Norton-Cuffy has had to withdraw from his first participation with the England u18s due to an injury.
Jonathan Dinzeyi with Arsenal (Photo via Dinzeyi on Instagram)

Arsenal loan Jonathan Dinzeyi to Carlisle United

Arsenal had time for one last loan move out of the club on Tuesday night, with Jonathan Dinzeyi joining Carlisle United for the season.
Amario Cozier-Duberry with the Arsenal u18s (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

3 games, 4 goals, 1 assist: Arsenal youngster continues strong start

The Arsenal u18s came from behind twice to draw with Brighton on Saturday, with Amario Cozier-Duberry and Khayon Edwards involved in the goals again.
Khayon Edwards for the Arsenal u18s vs Tavistock AFC (Photo via Tavistock on Twitter)

9 g/a in 2 games: Young Arsenal pair forming deadly partnership

Khayon Edwards was involved in all three goals as the Arsenal u18s beat West Bromwich Albion away from home on Saturday.
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND: James Sweet of Arsenal controls the ball during the FA Youth Cup 3rd Round match between Rotherham United U18 and Arsenal U18 at AESSEAL New York Stadium on December 15, 2020 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

2nd Arsenal youngster changes international allegiance from England

Arsenal 17-year-old James Sweet is the latest player to swap the England youth teams for another country, Wales in this case.
Omari Hutchinson celebrates a goal for the Arsenal u23s against Crystal Palace (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

Omari Hutchinson scores fantastic solo goal in Arsenal u23 win over Palace

Omari Hutchinson underlined his impressive talent once again as the Arsenal u23s bounced back from defeat to beat Crystal Palace 4-2 on Friday.
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Arsenal’s Mathaeus Roberts receives 1st Wales u18 call-up

Arsenal youngster Mathaeus Roberts is set to continue his rise through the ranks with the Welsh national team by joining the u18s in September.
Amario Cozier-Duberry with the Arsenal u23s against Bromley FC (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

Arsenal draw Spurs in u17 Premier League Cup group stage

Arsenal will face Tottenham Hotspur among other London rivals in the u17 Premier League Cup group stage this season, after the draw was confirmed.
Marcelo Flores (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Bright Arsenal talent hits hat-trick & assist in 1 game

The Arsenal u18s kicked off their league season in dramatic style with a 5-3 win over Aston Villa, and Marcelo Flores was the star of the show.
Nathan Butler-Oyedeji playing for Arsenal (Photo via Butler-Oyedeji on Instagram)

Arsenal youngster’s future finally decided

Following Ovie Ejeheri's contract announcement, Nathan Butler-Oyedeji was the last Arsenal u23 player with an outstanding contract offer but the club have now announced this has been signed.
Arsenal youth roundup - Omari Hutchinson with the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Hutchinson on Instagram)

Arsenal youth pre-season fixtures, results & how to get tickets

With Arsenal's first-team pre-season now close to its conclusion, the academy have also been running through a schedule of fixtures.
Ovie Ejeheri with Arsenal (Photo via Ejeheri on Instagram)

10 years after joining Arsenal, Ovie Ejeheri signs first professional contract

Arsenal's Ovie Ejeheri has signed his first professional contract. A goalkeeper, Ovie Ejeheri joined Arsenal aged eight and now, 10 years later after turning 18...
Mazeed Ogungbo after signing his professional contract (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Mazeed Ogungbo signs first professional contract with Arsenal

Mazeed Ogungbo has become the latest player to sign a new contract with Arsenal after his old deal expired in June.
Kevin Betsy with England (Photo via TheFA.com)

Official: Arsenal appoint Kevin Betsy as u23 head coach

Arsenal have appointed Kevin Betsy as their new u23 head coach, with Ryan Garry moving into an assistant position, according to a report.
Kido Taylor-Hart (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Official: Kido Taylor-Hart signs new contract with Arsenal

Kido Taylor-Hart has signed a new contract with Arsenal, signing professional terms after his old deal came to an end this summer.
Dan Micciche speaks to some of the Arsenal u18s (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

Video: Arsenal youngster scores clever free-kick

The Arsenal u18s kept their unbeaten pre-season streak going with a win away to Hendon FC on Friday night.
Miguel Azeez (2L) and the Arsenal u23s celebrate his goal against Ebbsfleet United (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

Report: Miguel Azeez scores again as Arsenal u23s thrash Ebbsfleet United

Miguel Azeez scored another fantastic goal as Arsenal's u23s bounced back from defeat to beat Ebbsfleet United 4-1 in their second pre-season fixture.
Amario Cozier-Duberry with the Arsenal u23s against Bromley FC (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

Amario Cozier-Duberry scores in Arsenal u23 defeat to Bromley

The Arsenal u23s kicked off their pre-season with defeat to Bromley FC on Tuesday, but there were some encouraging signs.
Miguel Azeez in training with Arsenal (Photo via Azeez on Twitter)

Arsenal’s u23 fixture list in full: Starting with trip to London Stadium

The Arsenal u23s will kick off their Premier League 2 season with a trip to the London Stadium, with the full fixture list now confirmed.
Miguel Azeez in training with Arsenal (Photo via Azeez on Twitter)

Arsenal’s new squad numbers 36 to 70: Azeez, Taylor-Hart, and more

With pre-season underway, Arsenal have assigned new squad numbers to Arsenal's u23 players ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Sydie Peck signing for Sheffield United (Photo via Peck on Instagram)

Sydie Peck posts Arsenal farewell before joining Sheffield United

Former Arsenal academy midfielder Sydie Peck has joined Sheffield United as expected, posting a farewell to the Gunners earlier this week.
MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Dan Micciche, Manager of Milton Keynes Dons during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Milton Keynes Dons and Coventry City at Stadium mk on January 27, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

10-man Arsenal u18s draw with Plymouth Argyle

The Arsenal u18s kept their unbeaten pre-season run but had to settle for a draw as they were reduced to 10 men against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
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Arsenal u18s score 8 in 2 pre-season games

The Arsenal u18s made it back-to-back 4-0 wins on Thursday with a victory away to Tavistock AFC in their Devon training camp.
Arsenal u18s take on Chelmsford City academy (Photo taken by Dan Critchlow)

Arsenal u18s kick off pre-season with a 4-0 win in Chelmsford

The Arsenal academy teams kicked off pre-season with a 4-0 win on Saturday, Dan Micciche's first game formally in charge of the u18s.
Marcelo Flores (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Arsenal’s Marcelo Flores wanted by England, Canada and Mexico

Marcelo Flores could still play for Canada, Mexico, or England, and it depends on the opportunities he is given, according to his father.
Daniel Oyegoke with England (Photo via Oyegoke on Instagram)

Talented Arsenal 18yo signs for Brentford

Arsenal prospect Daniel Oyegoke is reportedly heading for Brentford, after confirming his exit from North London on social media.
Omar Rekik with Arsenal in training (Photo via Rekik on Instagram)

19yo Omar Rekik set for pre-season chance with Arsenal

With various circumstances affecting the availability of certain Arsenal defenders in pre-season, Omar Rekik could be in line for an opportunity.
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Arsenal on the hunt for Steve Bould replacement

After Arsenal finally confirmed the departure of Steve Bould from the u23s on Tuesday, they're now on the hunt for a replacement.
Levi Laing playing for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Laing on Instagram)

Why Arsenal released 4 u23 players

As we approach their official contract expiry date at the end of June, Arsenal confirmed four u23s on the way out this summer.
Hubert Graczyk with Arsenal (Photo via Graczyk on Instagram)

Arsenal’s Hubert Graczyk swaps England for Poland

Arsenal goalkeeping prospect Hubert Graczyk is swapping England for Poland, joining up with the Poland u19s for a training camp at the end of this month.
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Why Arsenal sacked Steve Bould

Reports have emerged that Arsenal have sacked Steve Bould from his position as u23 head coach, following over 30 years at the club.
Miguel Azeez makes a tackle on Eddie Nketiah in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

10 u23s train with Arsenal first-team pre-Brighton clash

10 of Arsenal's academy setup trained with the club's first team ahead of the final Premier League game of the season on Sunday.
Daniel Oyegoke with England (Photo via Oyegoke on Instagram)

2 Arsenal youngsters called up by England u19s

Arsenal teenagers Daniel Oyegoke and Zane Monlouis have been called up to the England u19 squad for a training camp ahead of the u19 Euro campaign.
Leo Messo

Arsenal sign Leo Messo from West Ham academy

Arsenal have signed a 10-year-old called Leo Messo with Per Mertesacker pictured alongside the youngster holding an Arsenal shirt.
Miguel Azeez celebrates a goal against Crawley Town (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal academy star scores breathtaking goal against Chelsea

Miguel Azeez scored a fantastic solo goal for the Arsenal u18s to secure a win over Chelsea in his final game at that level.

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Assistant coach Ryan Garry to leave Arsenal u23s for England u18s

Ryan Garry is set to leave his role as Arsenal u23 assistant manager to take over at the England u18s, the position Kevin Betsy left to join Arsenal.
Tim Akinola in training with Arsenal (Photo via Akinola on Instagram)

2 more Arsenal youngsters set for loan moves

Tim Akinola and Ryan Alebiosu are two more Arsenal u23s expected to go on loan before the end of the summer window, according to a report.
Kevin Betsy with England (Photo via TheFA.com)

Arsenal in talks with England u18 boss Kevin Betsy for u23 head coach role

Arsenal are now in talks with England u18 boss Kevin Betsy over the u23 head coach role, according to a report.
Fulham forward Mika Biereth 80 blasts over the bar during the EFL Trophy match between Burton Albion and U21 Fulham at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent, England on 10 November 2020. Burton upon Trent Pirelli Stadium Staffordshire England Copyright: John Mallett

Arsenal sign top striker talent Mika Biereth from Fulham

Arsenal have signed Fulham striker and standout u18 performer Mika Biereth for their u23s, according to a report.
Mazeed Ogungbo scores a winner for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Mazeed Ogungbo set to sign Arsenal contract

Mazeed Ogungbo is set to sign professional terms with Arsenal after his existing deal expired last month, according to a report.

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.