Born: February 22, 1994
Position: Defender

No player across Arsenal's two development teams made more appearances than Elton Monteiro during the 2011/12 season.

The central defender enjoyed his role as captain for Steve Bould's Under-18s, making 23 starts en route to another eight appearances in the reserves.

Elton is an increasingly commanding presence at the heart of defence and, by giving him the Under-18s armband, the coaching staff have demonstrated their faith in him.

The Swiss defender, who joined from FC Sion in summer 2010, is also eligible to play for Portugal through his family heritage.

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3 Sep 2012