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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be promoted to the first team squad after an impressive season for the Under-18.
Nelson, who has been with the club since he was eight, trained with the first-team throughout last summer and Wenger continued to keep him involved from time to time during the season.
“We have some young players who will join the squad next season,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “Like Reiss Nelson, like Ainsley Maitland-Niles already. So they are two players.
“So we have quality players who might have a chance next season and hopefully we will be able to do that again because that’s part of the DNA of the club as well.