39. Daniel Ballard (On loan at Millwall, until May 2022)

Born: September 22nd 1999

Position: Centre-back

International: Northern Ireland senior team

Loan spells: Swindon Town, Blackpool

A highly-rated centre-back, Ballard enjoyed a hugely productive loan spell with Blackpool last season as he helped them to earn promotion to the Championship.

Ballard made 30 appearances in total for Blackpool and this season will test himself in England’s second tier with Millwall.

Now a senior Northern Ireland international, Ballard has overcome much adversity already in his career – he was released twice by Arsenal before the club reversed their decision on both occasions.

In the 2019/20 campaign Ballard was sent on loan to Swindon Town but was restricted to just one league appearance due to injury.

Ballard featured against MK Dons in a friendly in 2020 but has yet to make a competitive appearance for the Arsenal first-team.

An impressive reader of the game, Ballard has excellent leadership qualities.