EFL Trophy group-stage fixtures confirmed

Arsenal U21 celebrate

We've received confirmed dates for our under-21's EFL Trophy group-stage fixtures for the forthcoming season.

Mehmet Ali's side have been drawn against EFL opposition: Exeter City, Reading and Swindon Town in Group G (Southern) of the competition.

See our full group-stage schedule below:

Swindon Town v Arsenal
Tuesday, August 22. 7pm
County Ground

Exeter City v Arsenal
Tuesday, October 10. 7pm
St James' Park

Reading v Arsenal
Tuesday, November 14. 7pm
Select Car Leasing Stadium

Should we progress beyond the group stage, the knockout stage schedule is as follows:

Round of 16 - week commencing January 8, 2024
Quarter-final - week commencing January 29, 2024
Semi-final - week commencing February 19, 2024
Final - Sunday, April 7, 2024

After an impressive group campaign last season that saw wins against Northampton Town and Cambridge United, we reached the competition's round-of-16 stage, but were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Stevenage FC.

The season prior under Kevin Betsy, we reached the quarter-final stage, before suffering a 1-0 defeat to League One side Wigan Athletic.

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