76. Mauro Bandeira (Offered contract)


Born: November 18th 2003

Position: Central-midfield

International: None (eligible to represent Portugal and England)

An all-action midfielder who was at the club’s Hale End academy, Bandeira made a significant impact for Arsenal U18s during his first season as a scholar.

Capable of making an impact both in an attacking sense and defensively, Bandeira broke into the U18 squad as a schoolboy and went on to feature prominently last season, providing assists against West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur. 

Bandeira was also on the bench in the EFL Trophy but has yet to make an appearance for Arsenal U23s and missed the end of last season due to injury. 

This season is crucial for Bandeira’s development as he looks to secure a professional contract and he will be eager to break into the U23 squad.