42. Kristopher Da Graca


A centre-back who joined Arsenal from Hisingsbacka, Kristopher struggled during his first season in North London but still progressed to professional terms and will be hoping to make a more significant impact this time around. 

The Sweden U16 international saw his debut for the club delayed due to injuries and registration problems, but he made several mistakes when he did eventually feature for the U18s and was at fault during many of the heavy defeats suffered by Arsenal at that level.

A tall youngster who likes to play the ball out from the back, Kristopher was an un-used substitute against Galatasaray in the UEFA Youth League and featured for the U21s during pre-season.

He will aim to break into the second-string squad on a permanent basis this season as he seeks to adapt further to the English game.

Name Kristopher Da Graca

Nationality Swedish (U16)

Born 16.1.98

U18 apps 12

Signed scholarship Summer 2014

Signed professional January 2015


  1. Childhood friend of mine. I’ve played in the same team as him since we were 9-10 years old. He used to play with guys who were 2 or even 3 years older than him but would still stand out. Use to win games single-handedly. The school that we went to have this annual long distance race and he has the record for the fastest time..Funny thing is guess who has the second fastest time? His brother! So athleticism runs in the family… Plays at CB and CDM but can be placed in other positions as well because of his versatility. Very pacy, tall and strong. Doesn’t really have any major weaknesses in his game in my opinion. A good, solid player all-around. Definitely one for the future!

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