Arsenal have offered six players scholarship deals for next season, with Reiss Nelson the most high profile player to be given a contract.
The winger, who has already featured for the U21s this season, is expected to form part of next season’s scholarship intake along with goalkeeper Joao Virginia, who joined the club last year and winger Emile Smith-Rowe.
Winger Nathan Tormey and central-midfielder Josh Benson, who have both featured for the U18s this season, have been offered terms along with striker Jay Beckford, who previously played for Leyton Orient.
Toby Omole, Joseph Olowu and Dom Thompson have also been offered deals.
Several of the other players under consideration, including goalkeeper George Phillips, have been told that a concrete decision has yet to be made on their futures.
Mo Diallo, Rob Howard and Jaidon Anthony have been released.
It seems likely that the club will again seek to make several new signings at youth level to bolster next season’s U18 squad.
Good luck to all of the U16s in their future endeavours.