Joel Lopez, Jordan McEneff and Jonathan Dinzeyi to leave Arsenal

Arsenal have confirmed that Joel Lopez, Jordan McEneff and Jonathan Dinzeyi will leave Arsenal when their contracts expire at the end of this month.

Left-back Lopez joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2018 and went on to play 26 times for the U18s before featuring for the U23s on 42 occasions.

Lopez was also named on the bench for the first-team against Slavia Prague in the Europa League in 2021 and travelled with the senior squad to Dubai earlier this year.

Midfielder McEneff signed for Arsenal in 2017 amid much excitement but his time at the club was heavily disrupted by injuries.

McEneff played 25 times for the U23s before being loaned out to Shelbourne.

Defender Dinzeyi was a surprise signing in 2020 after being released by Tottenham Hotspur. The centre-back regularly trained with the first-team squad, especially towards the end of last season, but didn’t have a realistic chance of making the breakthrough. He made 22 appearances at U23 level and had a loan spell at Carlisle United.

George Lewis and Tim Akinola weren’t included on the released list, which suggests the club have activated one-year extensions to their contracts.

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3 comments

  1. Bit surprised by the release of Lopez, as whenever I’ve seen him play he seemed to have quality. Good crosser from left back and technical ability.

    1. My thoughts exactly.
      Even if he had slim chances to break through into the first team, it seemed like the club could have sold him for 7 digits after a contract extension and a successful loan spell.

    2. Not surprised at all, about Lopez but am more surprised how few players have been let go. We will surely loan out at least 25 players this season? I mean How many keepers do we have?

      Ramsdale, Turner, Leno, Okonkwo, Hein, Hillson, Smith, Grackzyk, Ejeheri, Kovacevic and now B.Okonkwo and Rojas. Apologies if I have missed anyone?

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