57. Josh Vickers (On loan at Concord Rangers, until May 2015)




A goalkeeper with excellent reflexes, Josh gained his first experience of professional football last season during a hugely successful loan spell at Canvey Island.

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Dan Istitene/Getty Images Europe

The Hale End product was a regular for the non-league side, earning rave reviews for many of his 36 appearances. Under the terms of the loan agreement he was still able to play every minute of Arsenal’s run to the FA Youth Cup Semi-Finals, turning in outstanding performances away to Charlton Athletic and Chelsea. He capped off an impressive campaign by signing his first professional contract with Arsenal.

The youngster also featured as a substitute in the UEFA Youth League against Barcelona following the dismissal of Deyan Iliev and made his debut for the U21s during the previous campaign.

This season he is no longer eligible for U18 football, so will be hoping to be involved in the second-string, although he faces considerable competition in that regard from fellow shot-stopper Matt Macey.

Name Josh Vickers

Nationality English

Born 1.12.95

U21 apps 1

U19 apps 1

U18 apps 24

Loan spells Canvey Island

Signed scholarship Summer 2012

Signed professional Summer 2014


15 thoughts on “57. Josh Vickers (On loan at Concord Rangers, until May 2015)

    Redfan said:
    June 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Great game against Villa 3 world class saves good all round talent one for the future look out for him

    Lou 26 said:
    July 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I agree with above comment great talent for the future good hands and quick feet,wish josh all the best.

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    Rick said:
    July 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    The next Massimo Taibi

    Jazz said:
    September 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Have heard alot about Vickers top quality Keeper still only 15 one to look out for had a world class match against Chelsea 6/7 world class saves ,which Arsenal won 4-1

    Lewis said:
    December 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Well done to Josh & Akpom for selection within u18 FA youth cup squad

    Daniel Ryan said:
    March 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

    cant believe this is the same boy that used to play for coombewood his an amazing talent well done boy

    James T said:
    April 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Vickers is top quality Keeper amazing talent for the future seen him play a few times gives so much confidence to team and defence.

    James T said:
    May 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Watch game at Emrites good solid performance by Vickers good footwork and distribution top draw ,quality keeper .

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    Lou26 said:
    September 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Great to see Vickers a keeper with excellent Tekkers distribution

    Redfan said:
    November 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Vickers should be due England call up from what i have heard and reports from resent performances,,Good to read about a quality keeper at Arsenal

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