48. Mark McGuinness

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Born: January 5th 2001

Position: Centre-back

International: Republic of Ireland U19

A tall defender who is a product of Arsenal’s Hale End academy, last season was a frustrating one for McGuinness, who made just three appearances for the U23s.

The Irish youth international also featured in the EFL Trophy, but he missed some games through injury and also faced much competition for a place in the side when he was fit.

This season McGuinness will aim to be involved with much more regularity as he looks to prove that he can make an impact at U23 level.