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Club welcomes scholars and young pros

Arsenal has welcomed three young professionals to the club along with 11 young players, who have signed scholarship forms ahead of the 2015/16 season. Eight of the 14 young players have graduated through the club’s Hale End Academy.

Young Professionals

Hugo KetoFinnish goalkeeper Hugo joined Arsenal as a scholar from HJK Helsinki and has represented the club at under-18 and UEFA Youth League level. He is a Finland youth international.

Stephy MavididiHale End graduate Stephy was a regular for Arsenal Under-21s last season. The prolific forward, who turned 17 in May, is an England youth international.

Jeff Reine-AdelaideAttacking midfielder Jeff joins the club from French side RC Lens. He is a France Under-17 international.

First Year Scholars

Marcus Agyei-TabiMarcus is a Republic of Ireland youth international. A versatile midfielder, he is comfortable with the ball at his feet and is defensively sound.

Tolaji BolaEngland youth international Tolaji joined Arsenal at the age of eight and has progressed through the club’s Hale End academy. Capable of playing at both full back and centre back, he has shown himself to be a strong defender in one-against-one situations.

Joshua DasilvaAttacking midfielder Joshua has a keen eye for goal. He also impressed during his time at Hale End with his ability on the ball.

Vlad DragomirMidfielder Vlad Dragomir joined the club this summer from Romanian side ACS Poli Timisoara. He is captain of Romania Under-16s.

Yassin FortuneForward Yassin Fortune joins Arsenal from Ligue 1 side RC Lens. He is a member of the France Under-16 side.

Charlie GilmourAnother England Under-16 international and Hale End graduate, Charlie is a technically-sound defensive midfielder with a good range of passing.

Edward NketiahForward Edward is capable of playing both as a target man or as a runner in behind. He is a good finisher, as well as being strong defensively.

Jordi Osei-TutuSixteen-year-old full back Jordi joins the club from Reading. The promising is also able to play on the wing.

Kostas PileasDefender Kostas is a Cyprus youth international. He is comfortable in both centre-back and full-back positions.

Nathan TellaVersatile midfielder Nathan has demonstrated his speed and industry during his time at the academy.

Joseph WillockJoseph, younger brother of fellow academy player Chris, is a stylish midfielder with an excellent eye for a pass. He has represented England at youth level.