Kaylen Hinds became the latest Arsenal youngster to leave the club today as he sealed a permanent move to German side Wolfsburg.
The attacking midfielder, who joined Arsenal from Leyton Orient’s academy five years ago, leaves the Gunners without having made a senior appearance but he did make a significant impact at youth level and impressed on loan at Stevenage last season.
In joining Wolfsburg, Hinds will be reunited with Andries Jonker, Arsenal’s former academy manager, who is the coach of the German club, while Freddie Ljungberg, who also knows Hinds well, is his assistant.
Hinds will go into the first-team squad at Wolfsburg and has been allocated the number 32 shirt.
The prospect scored six goals in 18 appearances for Arsenal at U23 level, while he was also on target three times in 12 UEFA Youth League games, a competition he first featured in when he was a schoolboy.
Several members of Arsenal’s 2014 intake of scholars have left the club. Here’s a look at where they are all currently playing:
Marc Bola – The left-back impressed on loan at Notts County and could be sent out on temporary transfer again by the Gunners this campaign.
Ilias Chatzitheodoridis – After being released by Arsenal last year, Greek left-back Chatzitheodoridis moved to Brentford, where he currently plays in the B team. He was on the bench for the Championship fixture away to Wolverhampton Wanderers last season.
Jonatas Centeno – Capable of playing as a right-back or a right-winger, Centeno didn’t really settle at Arsenal and is now playing for Sheffield Wednesday’s second-string.
Kristopher Da Graca – Released by Arsenal recently, the tall centre-back is on the lookout for a new club.
George Dobson – At home as a centre-back or a defensive-midfielder, Dobson elected to join West Ham United two years ago and made the bench for the Hammers in the Premier League. He impressed on loan at Walsall in League One last season.
Harry Donovan – The midfielder chose to leave Arsenal in 2015 and joined Millwall, for whom he was named on the bench in League One last campaign.
Aaron Eyoma – Usually deployed as a winger, Eyoma is still an Arsenal player but doesn’t appear to have a long-term future at the club. He had a loan spell at Volendam last season, where he played for the Dutch side’s B team.
Kaylen Hinds – Left Arsenal today to join Wolfsburg after spending the second half of last season at Stevenage.
Chiori Johnson – Still at Arsenal and may be sent out on loan at some point this season to further his development. Naturally a right-back but there have been some indications that he could be developed into a centre-back.
Hugo Keto – The Finnish goalkeeper remains at Arsenal and is a good prospect. He will, however, have to be patient for chances to impress.
Stephy Mavididi – An exciting prospect, the striker caught the eye on loan at Charlton Athletic last season before an injury, which he is still recovering from, cruelly stopped him in his tracks.
Savvas Mourgos – Another Greek youngster, Mourgos appeared close to leaving Arsenal this summer but remains at the club for now and could go on loan this season.
Tyrell Robinson – The winger is another who left Arsenal by choice and now plays for Bradford City, where he will go into the League One club’s development team.
Ben Sheaf – Perhaps the best prospect out of this group who is still at Arsenal, Sheaf underwent the successful transformation from a defensive-midfielder to a centre-back last season. He is highly rated by Arsene Wenger and has been on the bench for the first-team in the League Cup.
Chris Willock – Left Arsenal, after two first-team appearances, for Benfica in a high-profile move recently.