69. Zak Swanson


Born: September 28th 2000

Position: Right-back

International: None (eligible to represent England)

Loan spells: MVV Maastricht

Previously a winger, Swanson, a product of Arsenal’s Hale End academy, has successfully reinvented himself as a dependable right-back.

Last season Swanson was one of the Gunners’ standout performers at U23 level and he dealt well with the threat of Manchester City star Leroy Sane.

Although he isn’t the quickest, Swanson is a reliable performer and he has taken steps to improve defensively.

This season he will be looking to gain experience of senior football of some kind, whether at Arsenal or out on loan.