Born: October 31st 2001

Position: Central midfield

International: England U18

A midfielder who is short in stature but certainly not short of talent, Cottrell established himself as an important player for Arsenal U23s last season.

Cottrell played ten times for Steve Bould’s side, scoring against Chelsea, and he also featured in the EFL Trophy.

The talented youngster was part of the U18 side that won the southern section title in 2019 and he continued to make an impact at that level last season.

This season he will be a fully-fledged member of the U23 squad and will hope to edge closer to first-team involvement.