A Hale End product who broke into Arsenal’s U18 squad during the 2013/14 campaign, Josh established himself as the club’s principal striker at that level last season, despite still technically being a schoolboy.
A strong player who is capable of effective link-up play, Josh also featured as a substitute in the UEFA Youth League away to Galatasaray and went on to represent the U21s in their pre-season friendly against Bournemouth.
Also capable of operating as an attacking-midfielder if required, Josh is expected to continue to feature regularly for the U18s this season and, if he impresses sufficiently, could also make his competitive debut for the second-string.
The youngster, who is yet to be capped by England at youth level, will be seeking to improve his goal tally after finding the net twice last season.
Name Pelenda Joshua Tunga Da Silva
U19 apps 1
U18 apps 23 (2 goals)
Signed scholarship Summer 2015