Arsenal have schoolboy teams from U16 level down to U9s. They also have a pre-academy side for even younger players.
The vast majority of the club’s schoolboys train at Hale End, with the ultimate goal of earning a scholarship deal when they are 16.
Schoolboys will only be added to this section of the website when they have been called up to the U18 squad.
I heard that Cedric Evina is a real talent, and that Conor Henderson has chosen to play for Ireland ahead of England. Are they both good players?
yeah they’re both good, but i thought conor henderson was going to play for england?
Do you know anything about schoolboy Graeme Hegarthy.
I think Conor Henderson and Oliver Nicholas have chosen to play for England over Ireland
One other question, Warren Barton the ex Newcastle player said on SKY a while back that his nephew is a schoolboy with Arsenal and I was wondering have you any info on the lad
i’ve heard of hegarthy but don’t know too much about him to be honest. Yeah i think your right about henderson and nicholas and hopefully they’ll get more chances at arsenal. as for warren barton’s nephew, i’m not too sure, i’ve probably heard of the player but wouldn’t know if he’s related to him or not.
Do you have any idea who these two 14 year old schoolboy players were that Arsena Wenger referred to this week when he said they were complety players and there was no more that they could be taught technically?
Is a Frimpong a quality player? The only things I’ve heard of him is he has been called up to England U-16 and is a big center midfielder. What are his strengths and weaknesses? Does he have what it takes at Arsenal?
PS This site is great a big help to a Gooner curious about the future.
Frimpong is a player in the Patrick Vieira mould, he uses his physique to bustle past players and can score the occasional long range strike. He gets tired quite easily though
I’ve heard thatr Rhema Obed haver left the club…
yeah i’m not sure if that’s true or not, but i think he’s still here
Who is Rorie Deacon?
he is a winger who plays for the u-16s
conor henderson is a year above me at school (Colfe’s School) and he is choosing to play for Ireland over England. Real talent has been playing for our school team with boys 3 years older than him at times and has dealt with the physical aspect of the game really well. Should be one for the future! gotta try and convince him to play for england now!
How old is that Deacon guy?
Igo to school with deacon he’s sixteen fast, atheltic and has tremendous passing ability
Is Jack Wilshire a left or right winger? Do u think he could he the future right winger after Hleb leaves/retires? Cuz Wenger has said Walcott will be a striker, and Hleb has said he wants to retire at Arsenal which i imagine would be at around 33/34, which would make Wilshire about 24. If you don’t think this will happen, who will be the next right winger? Barazite? Randall?
wilshere generally plays more centrally but can play wide-right as well. I think watt has done well when he has played there and ogogo can push into that position too, having said that, i feel it is very unlikely that a youth player will fill the role because by that time we probably will have bought somebody else. Jonas Rasmussen can play there too, by the way. He did today.
Theres speculation that fran merida wont make it at arsenal because his loan move can be made permanent, which if wenger thought highly of him, wouldnt be included.
its a shame because he was touted as the next fabregas
Frans loan move can not be made permanant.AW has said that he will be part of the 1st team next season.
have you heard of jason banton as he is on the fa page but not urs
banton signed for tottenham last month
why did he sign for tottenham, do we have a good replacement
yes, we have luke freeman who came in just after banton left and we got £100,000 for Banton which was a good deal to be honest.
who is better freeman or banton
freeman has more potential, but banton is a powerful out and out goalscorer. it’s difficult to say at this early stage, but i definitely think that freeman has the potential to be a top quality player. As for Banton, will he turn into another Rohan Ricketts?
What age group is Benek affobe in. How good is he.
benik plays for the u-16s. he was born in 1993, so he will be a scholar not next season, but the season after that.
So what would you say the first team is for the U-18s is with everyone fit? Seems to me that it is this:
CB: Hoyte, Rodgers
CM: Thomas, Frimpong
ST: Sunu, Murphy
Am I right about this?
i think you’re close, but i think the actual team would be:
However, sometimes players like ogogo, hoyte, rodgers etc may play to boost their fitness. sanchez watt could be played ahead of sunu perhaps.
So Frimpong is defensive and Wilshire attacking?
Conor Henderson has been valued by Arsenal at £1million, as aparently Chelsea and Tottenham made inquiries for him
do you cormac heegarty plays 4 the 16s
do you know anything else about him?
yh he goes to my school he has played a few games for irland
what position does he play?
left back he has been injred lately but he told me he is back soon
is it true jason banton is back????
Jason Banton scored for Arsenal U16’s today
3-3 draw, as did Benik Afobe
have u heard of someone with the second name glasgow
yes, ben glasgow is a full-back for the under-16s
is he good?
he’s a decent player but very young so he needs to be given time
word on the streets says that this wee fella jack wilshere is pants-fillingly sensational. more titbits of succulent gossip on him please, including home vids uploaded to youtube and details of his exploits on the training pitch. word
Deacon’s english not dutch
Wenger said that a couple of the U16s had nothing left to learn technically in his opinion, any idea who he mite have been talkin about?
Wilshire is great, he’ll go on to be a premier league player at the very least, but i think he easily has the potential to be a great Arsenal and England player, he just needs to keep progressing like he is. Whats great about him is hes the compleate package, great shot, great passer, can take men on and goes looking for the ball aswell, although his defencive attributes arent quite as impressing and at only 1.70m and quite slight i doubt hes physically ready for a first team start just yet, but hes not far off i dare say.
young gunz, i was referring to nacer barazite. i did a post a little while ago about who the players wenger was referring to. one of them is zack ansah, whilst the other is unknown but it could be anton morgan
Ben Glasgow is a quick, mature right back or centre half with excellent tackling ability.
Has anyone heard of Josh Reece????
i think you’re referring to josh rees, he’s a left-winger with an eye for goal.
Josh Rees it it. Captain for Essex u14’s county side. Plays centre mid for them. How is he progressing for Arsenal??
And what about his centre midfield partner Callub Webb??
webb has excellent passing ability and has a fantastic work-ethic, whilst josh rees scored for arsenal in the nike cup.
Is Tommy Twelves good
he has potential but he is still very young so we’ll have to wait and see how things turn out.
is he the best in his team and where does he play
he is a midfielder but i have only seen him once so i’m not sure if he’s the best but he showed flashes of brilliance.
what game did you see him play
come zack ansah !!!!
who is the best player in the under 14s
at the moment i would have to say zack ansah, he is rated very highly.
who is the best player in the u13s?
who is the best player in the u14’s?
hiya, love the site ! among all the schoolboys, 1st years, 2nd years and young pros, there only seems to be one specialised playmaker – fran merida perez ! surely every team from hale end up should play like the first team – didn’t today we have denilson + nasri in the middle ? that’s what I call positive ! don’t the youngsters have to be naturals in the playmaker role, so crucial to the beautiful game ? you either are or you aint, I reckon. he may not have made the grade, but didn’t paulinho once ( with volz, pennant, sidwell + gooner bentley ) beat the scouse scallys on aggregate in the u19 final ? if u aint got them, surely u need them, so go find ’em liam ! just don’t ask trapp ?
Where does Zach Anza play, where is he from, how is he as a player? and he plays for the u14, or 16?
he plays either on the left-wing or a striker. he is technically still an u14 but could make a few appearances for the u16s. he was born in 1994, so he is a year younger than the likes of afobe, banton, aneke, yennaris and brisnal.
what type of player? Fast and technical, creative? freekick and passes?
And who is Brishnal.. and what about Henderson? Heard he was rated highly!
he is a highly technical, pacy player. brisnal is a left-back but he’ll have his work cut out getting into the u-18s side at the moment with Evina and Cruise ahead of him. Conor Henderson is not a schoolboy any more, he is a first year. He is a midfielder who plays either wide on the left or centrally and has already represented ireland at u-19 level even though he is just 16.
So who of the current schoolboys do you think can make it at arsenal?
it is too early to tell, but i would say that afobe and aneke are two of the most likely but we will have to wait and see.
Yeah, about Chucs Aneke.. what kind of player is he? heard alot of him, but never known anything about him..
aneke is a defensive-midfield player and has already played for england u-17s despite still being a schoolboy. He should be amongst the scholars next season and impressed in the final of the Zinedine Zidane tournament in Cannes.
when did he play for the u17? and he is a 93 or 94 model?
aneke played for england u-17s towards the end of last season and he was born in 1993.
Is Cormac Hegarty any good? He plays for Ireland aswell.
Thought He would be mentioned, yet I havent heard nothing of him in any comment. I heard he was a real talent and could go all the way?
Anyone bare to differ?
he suffered a little bit with injuries last year but he is back now and played at the zinedine zidane tournament in cannes.
who is cormac hegarty? position, what type of player etc? :p
he’s a left-back, he can play in midfield as well. he is quite skillful too.
Hi i would like to join arsenal to but i don’t know how , i’m from Belgium and it’s pretty far can someone tell me what should I do to do a test or anything else to join the club.
hiya nice website does arsenal under 16s play ipswich town this year and is it hard to join arsenal under 16s and do they have a lot of people getting trials there.
did they play man united this year and did they beat them.
Yh people conor henderson has chosen to play for ireland, but is out for nine months with a medial crucial ligament Injury. A real shame as he had been included in the carling cup squad (btw who is the person who says he is a year below conor henderson?)
where did you here that he is out for nine months?
conor henderson out for 9 months? wasen’t that chucs aneke?
no, aneke is in the england u-16s squad for the victory shield.
conor henderson is a good mate of mine from school (colfes) also i am good friends the arsenal team doc. he injured his interior crucial ligament in a reserve team game (debut). he is having a operation on thursday. one of three.
there was a player at arsenal called sean witter i think he played under paul lyk yr ago or 2yrs do u lot no anythin bout him or wer he at nw he played in jack and conor team
How is Mike Hassini doing?
Have you heard of a player called jayraj rathod playing for the under 16’s?
Who is Neil Riley, i heard that he joined arsenal from millwall a couple of years ago???
look at alex witham. Hes an amazing player. You should look at him. hes the best youth player ever. He goes watford grammar.
Who has heard of a something jones arsenal u16
its joe jones hes u15 centre half bags of stamina has a good engine bright prospect
Does any one know any thing about joe jones, heard he was a real prospect
Jeorge is there any news of the u16s who have got scholarships or have been released yet?
Alex Witham has been released according to Young guns.
I am 10 years old I play for a team in N.Ireland. What age do you have to be to join Arsenal youth? Do you scout at N.Treland schools coz I play for my school too.
Callum Webb has been called into the Ireland u16 squad
Great website i need to know how many goals bendtner has scored this season in first team matches e.g pl cl cc fac because i have recorded every first team match and scorer and by my record it says he has scored 9 but on the arsenal website it says 10
callum webb is my cousin
I Love Shrek A.K.A Arsenal’s number 8 keeper
do you people know who samir bihmutine is?
check him put he’s real good and is one of the upgrowing stars and he goes to ma school.in a couple of years he will be called up to the morrocon national team. x
how can i be player, and i want to become a player because i love playing ball, in all the days of my life and how can i join, in the sense my daddy also like football, he play for nigeria in is time and i want to become a player because i dream of playing for ARSENAL.
i love ansah
Put bio’s of the last 3, i want to know what they’re about!
Yo u manz heard abt Samir Bihmutine he’s pretty good and i bak him all the way and he goes to ma skool lol
soz jeffry abt ur dad
jeorge could you tell me what centre backs are at arsenal in the 16s please i hope they all have a good season.
and are they all english ?
i went on trial with these guys not that long ago i did very poorly but it was amazing they are so good you cant believe it, nico yennaris is probs the best id say his vision n accuracy is very impressive
i went on trial with these guys not that long ago i did very poorly but it was amazing they are so good you cant believe it ,NICO YENNARI IS IS PROBS THE BEST ID SAY HIS
Is chucks Aneke the only Nigerian-born player playing for Arsenal
http://www.irishfa.com/the-ifa/news/5311/curry-hoping-for-another-victory/ , Joey Jones named in northern ireland squad for victory shield against england ?
why arent all the school boys shown on this page?
i want 2 know about aneke verywell
Aneke is da bomb
what do you know about a boy called Chuba Akpom in the arsenal youth team?
i have always dream of becoming a soccer player and love arsenal so i want to start and end my dream in arsenal please is there any help please.
Why no profile of Jay Beckford?
The club went to a good deal of trouble and paid significant compensation to Leyton Orient to acquire him with a view to a scholarship next summer.
I only include profiles of schoolboys when they are called up to the U18 squad.