Cultured Spanish U21 centre-back Ignasi gained further experience of professional football last season whilst on loan at Leicester City.
The tall youngster, who joined Arsenal in 2008 from Cornella, only made seven league appearances in the Championship, but returns to Arsenal this season hopeful of finally earning a place in the first-team squad.
Ignasi has made 14 appearances for the Arsenal first-team, featuring in all four major competitions, and scored his first goal for the club against Coventry City in 2012.
The Spanish U21 international, who spent some of his formative years at Barcelona, previously gained considerable experience of second-string football with Arsenal, having made his debut for the Reserve team whilst he was still a schoolboy.
Although he is a threat from set-pieces, Ignasi’s positioning still requires some work and he is vulnerable to quick counter-attacks.
Name Ignasi Miquel-Pons
Nationality Spanish (U21, U19)
First-team apps 14 (1 goal)
U21 apps 59 (1 goal)
U18 apps 27
Loan spells Leicester City
Signed scholarship Summer 2009
Signed professional October 2009