Irish midfielder Jordan McEneff signs Arsenal scholarship – full details of new intake


Talented Republic of Ireland youth international attacking midfielder Jordan McEneff has signed scholarship terms with Arsenal.

The prospect, who signed from Derry City last year, was amongst the new intake of scholars who participated in their first training session at the Gunners’ London Colney base today.

Winger Trae Coyle is undoubtedly the standout prospect in the group having already played in the UEFA Youth League last season whilst still a schoolboy.

Several members of this intake have played for Arsenal at U18 level, including goalkeeper Daniel Barden, defender Mark McGuinness, midfielders James Olayinka, Xavier Amaechi and Folarin Balogun and striker Tyreece John-Jules.

Other prospects stepping up to become full-time Arsenal players are defenders Bayli Spencer-Adams and Matthew Smith as well as midfielders Harrison Clarke and Zak Swanson.

Arsenal’s scholars have been allocated the following squad numbers for the new season:

72. Xavier Amaechi

73. Daniel Ballard

74. Folarin Balogun

75. Daniel Barden

76. Jay Beckford

77. Josh Benson

78. Robbie Burton

79. Harrison Clarke

80. Trae Coyle

81. Vontae Daley-Campbell

82. Tyreece John-Jules

83. Jordan McEneff

84. Mark McGuinness

85. Zech Medley

86. James Olayinka

87. Joseph Olowu

88. Tobi Omole

89. Matthew Smith

90. Emile Smith-Rowe

91. Bayli Spencer-Adams

92. Zak Swanson

93. Dominic Thompson

94. Nathan Tormey

Reiss Nelson, Joao Virginia and Alex Crean, who are on professional terms, are also able to represent the U18s if required next season.



  1. Thanks for this quick update on the Scholars, Jeorge.

    All the best to the Young Ones for the new season. Looks like a well balanced team. Let’s hope for consistency and camaraderie in the team throughout the year.

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