54. Alex Kirk


Born: October 27th 2002

Position: Centre-back

International: None (eligible to represent England)

A talented centre-back, Kirk was named Arsenal’s scholar of the year last season and also progressed to professional terms.

The defender, a product of the club’s Hale End academy, featured prominently for the U23s and will now be a fully-fledged member of the second-string squad.

An impressive passer, Kirk possesses good leadership qualities and has frequently trained with the first-team squad.