Arsenal Youth Gossip

Let us trawl through the world’s media for Arsenal youth transfer news and gossip so you don’t have to

Jordan McEneff with Arsenal (Photo via McEneff on Instagram)

Arsenal set to loan out 21-year-old midfielder this month

Shelbourne FC are looking to complete the loan signing of Arsenal academy midfielder Jordan McEneff, according to a report.
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 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.

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.
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

Young Arsenal forward a wanted man in January

At least three Championship clubs and one Ligue 1 side are scouting Folarin Balogun ahead of the January transfer window, according to a report.

Arsenal plan to extend midfielder's contract then loan him in January

Arsenal are hoping to loan Tim Akinola out to the Championship in January, after triggering an extension clause in the midfielder's contract.

Arsenal coach to leave for England job

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

Arsenal in talks with England coach for u23 manager 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 young striker talent with 34 g/a in 21 games

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 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.
Sydie Peck with Arsenal (Photo via Peck on Instagram)

Highly-rated Arsenal youngster to join Sheffield United

Arsenal 16-year-old midfielder Sydie Peck is set to join Sheffield United, according to a report, despite previously being highly rated by the Gunners.
Nikolaj Moller with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal to make decision on striker Nikolaj Möller within days

Arsenal youth striker Nikolaj Möller is a target for several clubs in Europe and in the UK for a season-long loan, according to a report.
England U17 head coach Kevin Betsy takes to the touchline - England U17 v Czech Republic U17, International Friendly football match, Damson Park Stadium, Solihull, UK - 19 Nov 2019. Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Arsenal eye England coach for u23 job

England u18 boss Kevin Betsy is reportedly a contender to take over the Arsenal u23 job vacated by Steve Bould, according to a report.
Charlie Patino shoots and scores for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal to give new contract to Charlie Patino

Talented youth midfielder Charlie Patino is likely to be offered a new contract by Arsenal in October, once he turns 18.
Kido Taylor-Hart with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal have contract offers on the table for 2 young players

Arsenal still have contract offers on the table for Kido Taylor-Hart and Arthur Okonkwo, but they're yet to sign them with less than a month to go with the club.
Tony Strudwick with Sheffield Wednesday (Photo via Sheffield Wednesday)

Arsenal appoint former Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday key figure

Former Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester United man Tony Strudwick is joining Arsenal as the academy's new head of sports science and medicine.
Villarreal CF v Arsenal - UEFA Europa League - Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo warming up before the UEFA Europa League match at Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal. Copyright: Focus Images

Arthur Okonkwo finally in positive contract talks over expiring deal

Teenage Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo is in positive talks with the club over a new contract extension, according to a report.
Aaron Benn with Arsenal (Photo via Benn on Instagram)

Arsenal release teenager the day after he scores 2

Aaron Benn is one of the players Arsenal are letting go this summer, despite a brace in his only u18 appearance against Reading.
Miguel Azeez (Photo via Azeez on Instagram)

Arsenal u23s will play England u19s in friendly match

The Arsenal u18s will reportedly take on the England u19s this weekend, as part of the u19s' ongoing training camp.
Luke Plange signing for Derby County (Photo via Twitter)

Arsenal youngster signs for Derby County after goal against Manchester City

Luke Plange has signed for Derby County, after Arsenal decided not to offer him a professional contract, according to reports.
Henry Timi Davies (Photo via Davies on Instagram)

Arsenal sign Manchester City’s Henry Timi Davies

Manchester City youngster Henry Timi Davies has signed for Arsenal on a deal that could last four years, according to a report.
Luke Plange with the Arsenal academy (Photo via Plange on Instagram)

Arsenal academy striker closes in on Derby County move

Luke Plange is close to completing a permanent move to Derby County, after spending time out on trial from Arsenal recently.
Kido Taylor-Hart with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Taylor-Hart on Instagram)

Arsenal offer contract to talented 18yo

Arsenal have made a contract offer to Kido Taylor-Hart, though the young winger is yet to sign the deal, according to a report.
Dundalk v Arsenal Europa League 10/12/2020. Miguel Azeez of Arsenal during the Europa League Group B match between Dundalk and Arsenal at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 10 December 2020. Copyright: Ben Whitley

Arsenal in talks over new deal for talented 18yo but details confusing

Arsenal are reportedly in talks over a new contract with Miguel Azeez, but the claims contradict previous reports on the player.
Folarin Balogun faces off against the Leicester City u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

He wants to stay: Arteta gives update on Folarin Balogun

Mikel Arteta is still positive that Folarin Balogun is going to remain with Arsenal beyond this summer, despite the player's contract situation.
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

3 clubs give Arsenal Folarin Balogun headache

Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart, and Rennes are three of the clubs ready to offer favourable terms to Folarin Balogun to join them on a free transfer.
Nathan Butler-Oyedeji playing for Arsenal (Photo via Butler-Oyedeji on Instagram)

Deal on: 18yo winger will sign Arsenal deal this summer

Nathan Butler-Oyedeji will sign his first professional contract with Arsenal in the summer, according to a report on social media.
Brooke Norton-Cuffy with the Arsenal academy (Photo via Norton-Cuffy on Instagram)

Exciting 17-year-old signs professional contract with Arsenal

Youth right-back Brooke Norton-Cuffy has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal, after turning 17 earlier this week.
Ovie Ejeheri with Arsenal (Photo via Ejeheri on Instagram)

Arsenal teenager keeps clean sheet as potential buyers circle

Ovie Ejeheri kept a clean sheet for the Arsenal u18s on Saturday amid speculation around his future for both club and country.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Willian of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 04, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)

How many deals did Arsenal agree in this transfer window?

The transfer window for the 20/21 season is in full swing so how many deals have Arsenal agreed so far? More than you'd think...
Lille's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Lille (LOSC) on May 5, 2019, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

17 updates: Arsenal to raid Lille again, also reject Monaco bid

MEGA UPDATE 7: Arsenal rejected an offer from Monaco for a young star while Mikel Arteta is gearing up to raid Lille again, this time for a midfielder.
Matt Smith (Photo via Instagram)

19-year-old Arsenal FA Cup winner joins Swindon

Matt Smith has joined Swindon Town on loan for the season according to the BBC. after winning an FA Cup medal with Arsenal
Tyger Smalls of Saffron Walden Town against Woodford Town FC (Photo via Instagram)

Arsenal take non-league teenager on trial: Scored almost 300 goals with Spurs academy

Non-league 17-year-old Tyger Smalls will spend time on trial with the Arsenal academy, as he aims to make the step up into professional football.
Alfie Matthews with Arsenal (Photo via Instagram)

Arsenal youngster scores after links to Newcastle United

Alfie Matthews scored for the Arsenal u18s on Saturday, after media links with a January move to Newcastle United this week.
Ben Sheaf (Photo via Twitter)

Arsenal in talks to extend 21-year-old's loan

Arsenal are planning to extend Ben Sheaf's loan with Doncaster Rovers until the end of the season, according to reports.
Sam Greenwood / Sunderland u18s

Going Green? Juventus and AC Milan want goalscoring Arsenal 17-year-old

Juventus and AC Milan are reportedly interested in Arsenal's 17-year-old forward, Sam Greenwood.
Ben Sheaf with Doncaster Rovers (Photo via Twitter / DRFC_Official)

Head coach gives grisly explanation for why Arsenal loanee was left out of their...

Ben Sheaf was mysteriously absent from Doncaster Rovers' squad on Saturday, and head coach Darren Moore explained the gruesome reason why afterwards.