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Arsenal Team Under-23s 2018/19

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Arsenal Under-23s squad? The Gunners Team Under-23s? Arsenal U23 players? Arsenal Development Squad 2018/19? Would you like to know more about the young Arsenal players who are about to come out of the club’s academy?

Arsenal’s Under-23s, Under-21s, Under-19s and Under-18s make up the development squad of this Premier League club. It consists of young men who are slowly learning the craft of becoming a professional footballer.

Formerly, the youth team was known as the Arsenal Reserves. But now, the old reserve league has been replaced by the new Under-23 nationwide league since the 2012/13 season.

How it works:

Seasoned professionals used to get featured in the reserve side along with the youngsters to prove themselves to the coaches along with the club’s young players. However, now the emphasis has been put on the rising stars while also leaving room for any senior players looking to bounce back from injury.

The Arsenal academy is based out of Hale End, London, England. The academy teams play in the Professional Developmental League which is the highest level of youth football in England.

The club also takes part in the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League competitions and is currently managed by ex-Arsenal defender, Per Mertesacker.

Arsenal Under-23s Squad List

# Player & Position Date of Birth  Height Foot Joined Contract until Estimated Value
44 Dejan Iliev Feb 25, 1995 (24) 1,95 m right Jul 1, 2013 30.06.2019
Goalkeeper
53 Jan 26, 1997 (22) 1,80 m right Apr 11, 2014 30.06.2019 300 Th. €
Julio Pleguezuelo
Centre-Back
36 Sep 22, 1999 (19) 1,87 m right Jul 1, 2018
Daniel Ballard
Centre-Back
47 Jul 9, 2000 (18) 1,95 m left Jul 1, 2018
Zech Medley
Centre-Back
50 Nov 27, 1999 (19) 1,84 m right Jul 1, 2018
Joseph Olowu
Centre-Back
39 Cohen Bramall Apr 2, 1996 (22) 1,78 m left Jan 10, 2017 30.06.2019 250 Th. €
Left-Back
38 Tolaji Bola Jan 4, 1999 (20) m Jul 1, 2017
Left-Back
51 Dec 17, 1999 (19) 1,89 m left Jul 1, 2018
Tobi Omole
Left-Back
56 Jul 26, 2000 (18) m Jul 1, 2018
Dominic Thompson
Left-Back
52 Jordi Osei-Tutu Oct 2, 1998 (20) m right Jul 1, 2017
Right-Back
43 Charlie Gilmour Feb 11, 1999 (20) 1,70 m right Jul 1, 2017
Defensive Midfield
54 Ben Sheaf Feb 5, 1998 (21) 1,85 m right Jul 1, 2015
Defensive Midfield
59 Joe Willock Aug 20, 1999 (19) 1,87 m right Jul 1, 2017
Central Midfield
40 Dec 26, 1999 (19) m Jul 1, 2018
Robbie Burton
Attacking Midfield
57 May 25, 2000 (18) m Jul 1, 2018
Nathan Tormey
Attacking Midfield
87 Sep 5, 2001 (17) 1,78 m left Jul 1, 2018
Bukayo Saka
Left Winger
49 Eddie Nketiah May 30, 1999 (19) 1,80 m right Jul 1, 2017
Centre-Forward

Arsenal Under-23s 2018/19 Season

The table below has been taken from the official Arsenal website! The Arsenal Under-23s are currently 7th in the league. While they have a lot of quality going forward, they tend to suffer defensively just like the senior side.

Premier League 2 – Division One 2018/19

Pos Team P W D L GF GA +/- Pts
1 Everton Under 23 crest
Everton Under 23
19 11 5 3 26 8 18 38
2
Brighton and Hove Albion Under 23
19 9 7 3 34 22 12 34
3 Derby County Under 23 crest
Derby County Under 23
19 9 2 8 26 24 2 29
4 Liverpool Under 23 crest
Liverpool Under 23
19 7 7 5 28 23 5 28
5 Chelsea Under 23 crest
Chelsea Under 23
19 8 4 7 29 26 3 28
6 Leicester City Under 23 crest
Leicester City Under 23
19 8 3 8 24 23 1 27
7 Arsenal crest
Arsenal
18 6 7 5 36 35 1 25
8 Manchester City Under 23 crest
Manchester City Under 23
19 7 3 9 30 41 -11 24
9
Blackburn Rovers Under 23
19 6 4 9 30 35 -5 22
10 Tottenham Hotspur Under 23 crest
Tottenham Hotspur Under 23
19 5 7 7 21 33 -12 22
11 West Ham United Under 23 crest
West Ham United Under 23
18 6 1 11 36 39 -3 19
12 Swansea City Under 23 crest
Swansea City Under 23
19 3 6 10 24 35 -11 15

 Arsenal Academy Manager

Arsenal Under-21s Manager

The Arsenal academy is currently managed by former Arsenal player and German international, Per Mertesacker.
The Arsenal Under-23s are managed by none other than one of the club’s invincibles, Freddie Ljungberg.

The 34-year-old was appointed into the position ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, which was also his final season as a professional footballer. He played from 2011 to 2018 for Arsenal, making 156 Premier League appearances for the side.

Mertesacker took charge of the position from July 2018 right along with Unai Emery’s appointment as the manager of the men’s senior side.

Arsenal Developmental Team/Squad –  Achievements

Arsenal‘s Academy or Arsenal developmental team is one of the most distinguished and successful in England. Not only are they known for producing quality talents but also cause of the sheer number of trophies they have collected at this level.

Arsenal Under-21s Trophies

They have won 7 FA Youth Cups and 6 Premier Academy League titles only to name a few. Take a look below at all of the Arsenal Academy’s achievements:

Reserves

  • Football & London Combination: 18
1922–23, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1946–47, 1950–51, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1983–84, 1989–90
  • Football Combination Cup: 3
1952–53, 1967–68, 1969–70
  • London FA Challenge Cup: 7
1933–34, 1935–36, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1957–58, 1962–63, 1969–70
  • Kent League: 1
1896–97
  • West Kent League: 3
1900–01, 1901–02, 1902–03
  • London League First Division: 3
1901–02, 1903–04, 1906–07
  • Kent Junior Cup: 1
1889–90
  • London Professional Mid-Week League: 2
1931–32, 1952–53
  • Eastern Counties League: 1
1954–55
  • Metropolitan League: 3
1958–59, 1960–61, 1962–63
  • Metropolitan League Cup: 2
1960–61, 1965–66
  • Metropolitan League Professional Cup: 2
1960–61, 1961–62

Arsenal Under-23s AchievementsAcademy

  • Professional Development League & Premier Academy League: 6 (record)
1997–98 (U18), 1999–00 (U17), 2001–02 (U19), 2008–09 (U18), 2009–10 (U18), 2015–16 (Play-Off Winners) (U21)
  • FA Youth Cup: 7
1965–66, 1970–71, 1987–88, 1993–94, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2008–09
  • Premier League National Cup: 1
2016–17
  • South East Counties League: 4
1955–56, 1964–65, 1971–72, 1990–91
  • South East Counties League Cup: 6
1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1970–71, 1979–80
  • Southern Junior Floodlit Cup: 5
1962–63, 1965–66, 1984–85, 1990–91, 1997–98
  • London Minor FA Cup: 1
1966–67
  • NextGen Series: 2012–13 Fourth place

Arsenal Academy Staff

The Arsenal academy is overlooked by an entirely separate organization of staff members. Here are all the coaches and other personnel who are responsible for the development of the Gunners youth players:

Head Coaches

Per Mertesacker Academy Manager
Freddie Ljungberg U23 Head Coach
Ken Gillard U18 Head Coach
Trevor Bumstead U16 Head Coach
Dan Micciche U15 Head Coach
Greg Lincoln U15 Assistant Coach
Simon Copley U14 Head Coach
Adam Pilling U13 Head Coach
Adam Birchall U12 Head Coach
Josh Smith U11 Head Coach
Paul Barry U10 Head Coach
Alex Nichols U9 Head Coach

Other Arsenal Academy Staff

Assistant Coaches

Ryan Garry U23 Assistant Coach
Luke Hobbs U18 Assistant Coach
Andy Woodman Head of Academy Goalkeeping/U23 Goalkeeping Coach
Chris Terpcou U15-U18 Goalkeeping Coach
Seb Barton U9-U14 Goalkeeping Coach

Technical Staff

Ameesh Manek Head of Academy Operations
Lee Herron Head of Academy Football Operations
Matt Henly Head of Education
Kate Green Head of Personal Development and Psychology
Marcel Lucassen Head of Coach and Player Development
Joe Sutton Pre-Academy Coordinator
Des Ryan Head of Sports Medicine and Athletic Development
Jordan Reece Lead Academy Physiotherapist
Steve Morrow Head of Youth Scouting
Bobby Arber Senior Academy Scout
Paul Wilson Academy Kit Coordinator
Niall O’Connor Academy Analyst
Jack Patchett Academy Football Analyst (U17/U18)
James Krause Academy Football Analyst (U16)
Sam Moore Academy Football Analyst (U14/U15)
Josh Smith Academy Football Analyst (U12/U13)
Sam Wilson Strength and Conditioning
Padraig Roche Strength and Conditioning
Noel Carrol Strength and Conditioning

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