Which youngsters could leave Arsenal this summer?


It is set to be a very interesting summer for Arsenal at youth level, with many changes poised to take place both in terms of coaching staff and players.

As is always the case at this time of the year, some youngsters, many of whom have been at the club for a lengthy period, will be let go to make room for the new batch of scholars at London Colney.

Here’s a look at which Arsenal youngsters could leave the club this summer.


Some players are certainties to depart. Winger Aaron Eyoma and right-back Chiori Johnson, for instance, have been sent on numerous trials as they have looked to find new clubs and they will both be released when their contracts expire at the end of June.

As far as second-year scholars are concerned, Jay Beckford and Josh Benson will also be let go, while there is a possibility that Tobi Omole could be released as well.

Goalkeeper Ryan Huddart has fallen well down the pecking order at Arsenal and seems likely to move on as he seeks to gain first-team experience elsewhere.

Defender Tafari Moore, meanwhile, produced some encouraging displays while on loan at Wycombe Wanderers this season but it appears that his chances of breaking into the Arsenal first-team are rather minimal.

Another long-serving youngster, centre-back Julio Pleguezuelo, could leave after he returns from his latest loan with Gimnastic de Tarragona.

Left-back Marc Bola, who spent the season on loan at Bristol Rovers, may also depart.


There are some other youngsters who could possibly leave, including goalkeeper Alex Crean, who didn’t play at all this season.

Winger Yassin Fortune has denied suggestions that he will be released but he still seems to be surplus to requirements.

Meanwhile, midfielder Gedion Zelalem is battling to return to full fitness after a lengthy injury absence but it wouldn’t be entirely surprising if he was to be sold once he is fully sharp.


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