60. Alex Kirk (On loan at Ayr United, until May 2023)

Born: October 27th 2002

Position: Centre-back

International: None (eligible to represent England)

Signed scholarship: Summer 2019

Signed professional: January 2021

U18 apps: 28 (1 goal)

U21 apps: 21

A hard-working centre-back, Kirk endured struggles with injury last season but finished the season strongly for the U23s and was named on the bench against West Ham United in the Premier League.

The Hale End product also featured in the pre-season friendly against Ipswich Town and has now headed out on loan for the first time, linking up with Ayr United in the Scottish Championship.

An impressive passer, Kirk possesses good leadership qualities and has frequently trained with the first-team squad at Arsenal. He travelled with the squad for their training camp in Dubai last season.