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.















  1. 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?

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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?

  12. So what would you say the first team is for the U-18s is with everyone fit? Seems to me that it is this:
    LB: Evina
    RB: Eastmond
    CB: Hoyte, Rodgers
    LW: Watt
    CM: Thomas, Frimpong
    RW: Wilshire
    ST: Sunu, Murphy
    Am I right about this?

  13. 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.

  14. Conor Henderson has been valued by Arsenal at £1million, as aparently Chelsea and Tottenham made inquiries for him

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Ben Glasgow is a quick, mature right back or centre half with excellent tackling ability.

    Has anyone heard of Josh Reece????

  19. 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??

  20. 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 ?

  21. 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.

  22. what type of player? Fast and technical, creative? freekick and passes?

    And who is Brishnal.. and what about Henderson? Heard he was rated highly!

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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?

  26. 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.

    Thank you

  27. 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.

  28. 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?)

  29. 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.

  30. 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

  31. look at alex witham. Hes an amazing player. You should look at him. hes the best youth player ever. He goes watford grammar.

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. 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 a couple of years he will be called up to the morrocon national team. x

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. 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 ?

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. Jeorge

    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.

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