Under-23s and Academy
Arsenal FC
Full name Arsenal Football Club (Under-23s and Academy)
Nickname(s) The Gunners
Ground Meadow Park
(Capacity: 4,502)
Chairman England Sir Chips Keswick
Manager Germany Per Mertesacker
Current League Professional Development League,
(Division 1) 
2017–18 Premier League 2, 1st (champions)
Website Club home page
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Arsenal Football Club Academy is the youth system of Arsenal Football Club based in Hale End, London, England. The academy teams play in the Professional Development League, the highest level of youth football in England. The club also competes in the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League competitions. The head of the academy is Luke Hobbs, who succeeded Andries Jonker.

Arsenal Under-23s, previously referred to as the Reserves, is the highest level squad within the setup. They train at the Arsenal Training Centre play the majority of their home games at Meadow Park, which is the home of Boreham Wood FC. On occasion they also play at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. Senior players occasionally play in the reserve side, as in the case when they're recovering from injury. Steve Gatting currently manages the reserve team with his assistant being Carl Laraman.

Arsenal's Academy is one of England's most successful, winning seven FA Youth Cups together with six Premier Academy League titles altogether. Numerous international players have graduated from the academy and reserve teams.

Under-23s current squad

These players can also play with the senior squad and are all Young Professionals.

As of 31 January 2019
No. Position Player
36 Flag of Northern Ireland DF Daniel Ballard
38 England DF Tolaji Bola
39 England DF Cohen Bramall
40 Flag of Wales MF Robbie Burton
43 Scotland MF Charlie Gilmour
44 Flag of Macedonia GK Dejan Iliev
47 England DF Zech Medley
49 England FW Eddie Nketiah
50 England DF Joseph Olowu
51 England DF Tobi Omole
52 England DF Jordi Osei-Tutu
No. Position Player
53 Flag of Spain DF Julio Pleguezuelo
54 England MF Ben Sheaf
56 England DF Dominic Thompson
57 Flag of Republic Ireland MF Nathan Tormey
59 England MF Joe Willock
66 England FW Xavier Amaechi
69 England MF Harrison Clarke
70 England MF Trae Coyle
72 England FW Tyreece John-Jules
86 England GK Arthur Okonkwo
87 England FW Bukayo Saka

Out on loan

No. Position Player
37 Flag of Poland DF Krystian Bielik (on loan to Charlton Athletic)
45 England GK Matt Macey (on loan to Plymouth Argyle)
55 England MF Emile Smith Rowe (on loan to RB Leipzig)
No. Position Player
48 England MF Reiss Nelson (on loan to Hoffenheim)
98 Flag of Nigeria 001 MF Kelechi Nwakali (on loan to FC Porto B)

External links

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Premier Reserve League seasons

2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11

Premier Academy League seasons

2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11

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