A tall goalkeeper with good reflexes, the 2014/15 campaign was a memorable one for Ryan, who was named on the bench for the Arsenal first-team for both Champions League fixtures against Anderlecht at the age of 17.
Signed from Charlton Athletic as a schoolboy, Ryan was Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper at U18 level for much of last season, but he was also involved for the older age groups as he featured prominently in the UEFA Youth League and also played twice for the U21s, making his debut against Blackburn Rovers.
An excellent shot-stopper, Ryan enjoyed an impressive pre-season ahead of the 2015/16 campaign as he saved two penalties in a shoot-out during a tournament in South Africa.
This season the England youth international is still eligible to feature for the U18s as an overage player, but will most probably be the first-choice in the Youth League and will also seek to become more heavily involved for the U21s.
Name Ryan David Huddart
Nationality English (U17, U16)
U21 apps 2
U19 apps 5
U18 apps 40
Signed scholarship Summer 2013
Signed professional March 2014