The two clubs thus enjoyed being within this relationship which had lasted for four years before Arsenal broke it off in 1938. Former player Per Mertesacker is the current academy manager. [16] In his time in charge of the academy, he instigated many changes, such as changes to the way the players were educated within the club, therefore helping them spend more time on site with their fellow players. Coyle and Medley were joined by right-back Zak Swanson in departing Arsenal this week as the youngster joined Dutch side MVV Maastricht. For using this site, please activate JavaScript. During the inter-war period Arsenal's reserves matched the first team's success, winning the League South A title of 1940 and 1943 as well as being the London league champions of 1942. This format continued until the end of the 1954–55 season.

Arsenal have occasionally operated a youth team as far back as 1893–94, and there had been an established third team known as Arsenal 'A' for young players from 1929 to 1969. In addition, the 'A' team was also entered in the London Professional Mid-Week League from 1949–50 to 1957–58, winning a second time in 1952–53. Arsenal's Academy is one of England's most successful, winning seven FA Youth Cups together with six Premier Academy League titles altogether.

The Football Combination Cup was discontinued but re-instated for seasons 1965–66 to 1969–70 inclusive and 1996–97. The following season this was renamed the Premier Academy League and split into Under-19 and Under-17 sections, with the new FA Academy system formally changing Arsenal's youth team to Academy status. Meadow Park  0 Seats, Current transfer record: Fixtures. [7] They then competed in the league until the 1933–34 footballing season. Arsenal had agreed to send promising youngsters to Margate to give them experience in the Southern Football League and were given first choice on any Margate players.

explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. [27] On 7 July 2017, it was announced that Per Mertesacker, who retired from football at the end of the 2017–18 season, would take up the role of Arsenal Academy's manager thereafter.[28]. He was also a key part in the new Hale End facility being built,[17] with three pitches for the academy teams to make use of. Since Arsenal were based in Plumstead as Royal Arsenal F.C., they had a reserve side which was at first set up in 1887. [10][11] Afterwards, Arsenal entered the reserve team in the Southern League in its own right with home games being played at Enfield F.C. On occasion they also play at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. 3, Stadium: This format continued until the end of the 1954–55 season.

Former player Per Mertesacker is the current academy manager. Emirates Stadium. A new competition was introduced – the Football Combination Cup. [3], Since 2004–05, the FA Premier Academy League has consisted of only a single section for Under-18s, although an Under-16 section is played with no league table being recorded. Arsenal Football Club Official Website: get the latest club news, highlights, fixtures and results. Stadium. +-0. At the beginning of the 2014–15 season Arsenal's academy coaching structure received a major change with Andries Jonker being appointed as head of academy on 1 July 2014,[15] along with several key changes with in key coaching roles throughout the academy. Close Menu; Overview; Squad. At the beginning of the 2012–13 season Arsenal's reserve and academy structure received a major overhaul. [20], The youth team became founder members of the FA Premier Youth League in 1997–98. Arsenal Football Club Highbury House 75 Drayton Park London, N5 1BU. The club initially played friendlies and cup competitions, winning the 1889–90 [7] As they were at a level higher than their local opponents, in 1903 the team moved to South Eastern League, playing there until 1914–15 when football was suspended due to the First World War. News; Transfers 20/21 This is an overview of all the club's transfers in the chosen season. Kent Junior Cup. This was the same teams that played in the Football Combination but divided into 4 groups with the winners of each group playing in semi-finals and a final.