Yesterday the majority of Arsenal’s U16 players were informed whether they will be full-time scholars at the club next season.
Striker Joshua Da Silva, who impressed at the recent AlKass International Cup in Qatar, has been offered a deal, along with Chris Willock’s younger brother Joe.
Nathan Tella, a right winger who has impressed for the U18s of late, has also been taken on, with defender Tolaji Bola and midfielder Charlie Gilmour also set to stay at the club. Striker Eddie Nketiah and winger Marcus Tabi, both of whom have already featured for the U18s, complete the list of those who have been offered scholarships.
The club has yet to make a firm decision on the futures of goalkeeper Brad House and defenders Michel Parker and Owen Moore, with all three players to continue training with the club for the time being. However, they will be allowed to take trials at other clubs if they are contacted.
Brooklyn Beckham will discover on Sunday whether his stay at Arsenal will be extended.
However, Rugare Musendo, Tyler Hayles and Kwai Marsh-Brown have all been let go.
It is worth remembering that any of the players who have signed scholarships could still move elsewhere before July 1st, whilst the club may still elect to bring in some players from other clubs before that date.
Goalkeeper George Phillips and winger Reiss Nelson will still be schoolboys next season.
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