How many players are in the Arsenal academy?

How many players are in the Arsenal academy?

Six players from the academy Arsenal supporters will remember the 2020-21 season as one to forget, but academy graduates Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe improved dramatically. The 17-year-old Nigerian midfielder signed a professional contract with the club while the 18-year-old American forward joined him on loan at Premier League 2 side Ipswich Town.

Saka made his first-team debut in the FA Cup third round away at West Bromwich Albion and went on to appear in four more matches before being sent back to the academy. He also had a goal scored against him in the next round at home to Birmingham City.

In his first season playing senior football, Saka made 26 appearances for Arsenal's under-23 team in all competitions. He scored seven goals along the way. "Bukayo has come through our system and played regularly for us this season," said manager Mikel Arteta.

Smith-Rowe made his first-team debut on March 30, 2021, when he came on as a substitute in the FA Cup fifth round replay at Chelsea. He scored his first goal two days later during a 4-1 win over Rotherham United in the EFL Cup.

How many FA Youth Cups have Arsenal won?

Arsenal's academy is one of the most successful in England, having won seven FA Youth Cups and six Premier Academy League crowns in total. The academy and reserve teams have produced a number of international players. Arsenal had a reserve team from 1887, when they were situated in Plumstead as Royal Arsenal F.C. They moved to New Barnet in north London in 1892. They were renamed North American Football Club in 1899, before re-adopting their original name in 1902.

They played their first competitive match on 15 October 1887, which ended in a 1–1 draw with Oxford University A.F.C. The club was disbanded at the end of the 1889–90 season after finishing last. They were reformed for the 1890–91 season and have been playing regularly since then without interruption. In all, they have won seven FA Youth Cups and six Premier Academy League titles.

The current arrangement between Arsenal and Chelsea regarding their youth teams was agreed in 2011, just before the two clubs met in the 2011 FA Youth Cup final. It runs until the end of 2015/16, with Chelsea having the right to offer new contracts to some of the younger players.

Under the terms of the agreement, any player who plays for both sides during this period will be required to make a choice when he signs his professional contract. If he picks Chelsea, he can't play for Arsenal again until his existing deal expires.

What is the philosophy of the Arsenal Academy?

Developing new talent and giving young players a chance have long been essential to the club's philosophy and will remain so. The Arsenal academy has a rich history of producing first-team players and continues to be at the forefront of player development.

Arsenal's youth academy equips each youngster with the network, coaching, health and lifestyle guidance that they require to have a successful football career. For the most recent academy articles, visit the football academies information area.

Developing new talent and giving young players a chance have long been essential to the club's philosophy and will remain so. The Arsenal academy has a rich history of producing first-team players and continues to be at the forefront of player development.

How old are the players in Manchester United’s academy?

The academy has age-group teams ranging from Under-9s to Under-18s, who presently participate in Group C of the Premier Academy League and the FA Youth Cup. Teams are currently coached by former professional players with some assistance from developmental staff.

A new set of age groups have been added for the 2018/19 season. These include a U9 team, two U10 teams, three U11 teams, four U12 teams, four U13 teams, four U14 teams, five U15 teams, five U16 teams, and an U17 team.

United's youth system was founded in 1955 by Bill McGahey and Nick Jeffries as a place where young players could be taught the game. The club's first youth team player came through the system when Denis Law signed his first professional contract in July 1959 at the age of 17. Today, more than 150 youngsters spend their weekdays training with first-team players while on weekends they play in local or regional youth leagues.

Heading into the 2017/18 season, Michael Bailey had the most appearances for the youth team with 174 matches since joining in 2014, while Tyler Blackett has played the most minutes with 7,200 minutes played since making his debut in 2015.

What is the name of the Arsenal academy?

Under-23s and Academy of Arsenal Football Club Arsenal Football Club Academy is the club's youth system, located in Hale End, London, England. The club, sports media, and supporters collectively refer to it as Hale End. The youth system was established in 1880 by Jules Rimet, who also designed the first ever FIFA World Cup trophy. It is among the most successful in Europe, having produced many professional players over the years.

Currently, the team consists of young players between the ages of 15 and 23 who train and play competitive matches against other youth teams across England and Wales. The team has won the FA Youth Cup twice, in 1974 and 1975. They are the only English side to have done so.

The under-23s compete in the Premier League 2, which is the second highest level in the English football league system. The team plays its home games at New Meadow Park, near Ashford, Kent.

In addition to the senior team, Arsenal have several other youth teams at various levels. These include the under-18s, under-17s, under-16s, under-15s, under-14s, under-13s, under-12s, and under-11s. All youth teams play in regional leagues based around London or the South East of England.

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