James Olayinka


Born: October 5th 2000

Position: Central midfield

International: None (eligible to represent England)

Loan spells: Northampton Town, Southend United

An energetic midfielder, Olayinka shot to prominence in 2019 when he scored a superb goal for the first-team in a friendly against Colorado Rapids.

Last season he was sent on loan to Northampton Town in the second half of the campaign and impressed on his debut before suffering an injury. He subsequently helped his loan club to win the League Two play-off final at Wembley.

The youngster, who loves to push forward from midfield, has featured heavily for Arsenal at youth level but hasn’t always managed to perform consistently.

This season he could go on loan again in order to gain further experience.