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June 2021

Arsenal: the complete squad, the 25, the loans, the leavers, the homegrowns

By Andrew Crawshaw and Tony Attwood

This appears to us to be the list of players that Arsenal now have on their books and below that the list of players who left us this transfer window.

In the status column Y – first team player, T= Transfer, Sch = scholar.

In the status column players are numbered just in the order that they appear, to check the counting of the 25.

You may notice that we have 26 players who are over 21, in terms of having to be counted in the 25.  I believe this is accounted for by the fact that Deyan Iliev, our goalkeeper, will not be used as the fourth keeper but is being kept because of his development potential.  It is possible that he will be listed for the Europa games.  He will also play for the under 23s.

We have (maybe even six) players in addition to the 25 who are under 21 but well be considered for games in the league cup and perhaps the Europa, thus giving us a squad of 30.


Player Status End of contract Country No Position 1st XI Loan HG
Mathieu Debuchy Y1 6/30/2018 France 2 RB Y N
Per Mertesacker Y2 6/30/2018 Germany 4 CB Y N
Laurent Koscielny Y3 6/30/2020 France 6 CB Y N
Alexis Sanchez Y4 6/30/2018 Chile 7 Forward Y N
Andre Lacazette New Y5 6/30/2022 France 9 Striker Y N
Mesut Özil Y6 6/30/2018 Germany 11 Mid Y N
Olivier Giroud Y7 6/30/2019 France 12 Forward Y N
David Ospina Y8 6/30/2019 Colombia 13 GK Y N
Nacho Monreal Y9 6/30/2019 Spain 18 LB Y N
Santi Cazorla Y10 6/30/2018 Spain 19 Mid Y N
Shkodran Mustafi Y11 6/30/2021 Germany 20 CB Y N
Granit Xhaka Y12 6/30/2021 Switzerland 29 CM Y N
Saad Kolasinac New Y13 6/30/2022 Bosnia 31 LB Y N
Petr Cech Y14 6/30/2018 Czech Republic 33 GK Y N
Mohamed Elneny Y15 6/30/2020 Egypt 35 Mid Y N
Aaron Ramsey Y16 6/30/2019 Wales 8 Mid Y Y
Jack Wilshere Y17 6/30/2018 England 10 Mid Y Y
Theo Walcott Y18 6/30/2019 England 14 Forward Y Y
Rob Holding Y19 6/30/2020 England 16 CB Y Y
Calum Chambers Y20 6/30/2020 England 21 CB Y Y
Danny Welbeck Y21 6/30/2019 England 23 Forward Y Y
Hector Bellerin Y22 6/30/2023 Spain 24 RB Y Y
Chuba Akpom Y23 6/30/2019 England 32 Forward Y Y
Francis Coquelin Y24 6/30/2021 France 34 DM Y Y
Alex Iwobi Y 6/30/2020 Nigeria 17 Forward/MF Y Y
Ainsley Maitland-Niles Y England 55 CM/Wing Y Y
Jeff Reine-Adelaide Y 6/30/2020 France 31 Forward Y Y
Joe Willock Y England 69 CM/Wing Y Y
Reiss Nelson Y England 61 Forward Y Y
Deyan Iliev Y25 Macedonia 50 GK Y
Matt Macey Y26 6/30/2018 England 54 GK Y
Julio Pleguezuelo Y Spain 53 CB Y
Daniel Ballard Sch Y2 England CB Y
Joseph Olowu Sch Y2 England 87 CB Y
Zech Medley Sch Y2 England 85 CB Y
Tolaji Bola Y England 39 CB/LB Y
Ismael Bennacer T Empoli France 36 CM Y
Ben Sheaf Y England 65 CM Y
Marcus McGuane Y England 58 CM Y
Charlie Gilmour Y England 46 CM Y
Vlad Dragomir Y Romania 43 CM Y
Tobi Omole Sch Y2 England 88 Defender Y
Kaylen Hinds T Wolfsburg England 48 Forward Y
Joshua DaSilva Y England 41 Forward Y
Yassin Fortune Y France 45 Forward Y
Edward Nketiah Y England 73 Forward Y
Jay Beckford Sch Y2 England 76 Forward Y
Emile Smith-Rowe Sch Y2 England 90 Forward Y
Tyreece John-Jules Sch Y1 England 82 Forward/MF Y
Ryan Huddart Y England 43 GK Y
Hugo Keto Y Finland 53 GK Y
Joao Virginia Y Portugal GK Y
Alex Crean Y Scotland GK N
Daniel Barden SB England 75 GK Y
Arthur Okonkwo SB England GK Y
Gedion Zelalem Y USA 40 Mid Y
Krystian Bielik Y Poland 37 Mid Y
Josh Benson Sch Y2 England 77 Midfield Y
Robbie Burton Sch Y2 England 78 Midfield Y
Nathan Tormey Sch Y2 England 94 Midfield Y
Xavier Amaechi Sch Y1 England 72 Midfield Y
Tafari Moore Y England 51 RB Y
Chiori Johnson Y England 51 RB Y
Jordi Osei-Tutu Y England 62 RB Y
Aaron Eyoma Y England 44 RB/RW Y
Dominic Thompson Sch Y2 England 93 Right Wing Y
Mark McGuiness Sch Y1 Ireland 84 Defender
Matthew Smith Sch Y1 89 Defender
Bayli Spencer-Adams Sch Y1 91 Defender
Jordan McEneff Sch Y1 83 MF
Folarin Balogun Sch Y1 74 Midfield
Harrison Clarke Sch Y1 79 Midfield
James Olayinka Sch Y1 86 Midfield
Zak Swanson Sch Y1 92 Midfield
Trae Coyle Sch Y1 80 Wing
Vontae Daley-Campbell Sch Y1 81
Takuma Asano LOAN 6/30/2020 Japan Forward Y Stuttgart N
Emiliano Martinez LOAN 6/30/2021 Argentina 26 GK Getafe Y
Carl Jenkinson LOAN 6/30/2018 England 25 RB Y Birmingham Y
Cohen Bramall LOAN 6/30/2018 England 40 LB Y Birmingham Y
Marc Bola LOAN England 38 CB/LB Bristol Rovers Y
Stephy Mavididi LOAN England 57 Forward Preston North End Y
Lucas Pérez LOAN 6/30/2020 Spain 9 Forward Y Deportivo N
Joel Campbell LOAN 6/30/2018 Costa Rica 28 Forward Y Real Betis N
Kelechi Nwakali LOAN Nigeria Midfield VVV Venlo N
Glen Kamara T Dundee Finland 47 DM Y
Wojciech Szczesny T Juventus 6/30/2018 Poland 1 GK Y
Dan Crowley T Willem II Holland England 38 AM Y
Gabriel T Valencia 6/30/2019 Brazil 5 CB Y N
Chris Willock T Benfica 6/30/2017 England 68 CM/Wing Y
Savvas Mourgos T Norwich 6/30/2018 Greece 60 CM Y
Kieran Gibbs T West Brom 6/30/2018 England 3 LB Y Y
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain T Liverpool 6/30/2018 England 15 Mid Y Y
Donyell Malen T PSV Eindhoven Holland 56 Forward Y
Jon Toral T Hull Spain 57 CM Y

10 players were transferred from the club this summer, and nine went out on loan.

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8 comments to Arsenal: the complete squad, the 25, the loans, the leavers, the homegrowns

  • atid

    16 were transferred out and 9 were sent out on loan.

    You have left off Sanogo, Oconnor, pileas, da graca, hinds and Bennacer

  • WalterBroeckx

    Opposed to some I don’t mind that Debuchy is still an Arsenal player. He might be useful when Bellerin needs a breather every now and then. Feel a bit sorry for him how his career was hampered by some Stoke thug…

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    There we are as the official list of the 25 senior team squad Gunners has been released today and some of the 25 who were touted will be sold, loaned, not listed or released against their wish to leave Arsenal are still in the squad for the remaining long campaign of the first half of this season. What a strong head has: Wilshere, Cazorla, Debuchy, Chambers, Mustafi, Akpom and Adelaide who all but remain at the club.

    But of a concern, looking at the list of the Arsenal loanees, I can see that the promising right back/wingback Cohen Bramall who was signed by Arsenal not long ago has only a year on his contract to rundown before it’s expired. Hmmm. Has Le Prof not considered him a good prospect on a long run for Arsenal? Hence, his contract is not extended before loaning him to Birmingham City? But it could still be extended if Le Prof deems it fit.

  • Contrary to prevalent popular hysteria about the impending doom that is sure to befall us in this season, I believe very firmly in our boys.

    Not signing on the last day of the window does not translate to a relegation. People need to wait and see how the season turns out before burying the whole club.

    I have a good feeling that things might not be as bad as many think they will be.

    We have to wait and see.

  • Gord

    OT: Corruption news

    Dejan Lovren testifies in Mamic corruption case

    Luka Modric was involved in this case (as a witness), and is under investigation for perjury.

    Marca reports that PSG is surprised that UEFA is investigating them for FFP violations. Marca has (at least) 2 articles on this story.

  • Andy Mack

    Unfortunately the Adverts are causing problems again… It keeps squeezing and covering the text .
    Anyway, If I have understood the bits I can read correctly then I’d comment as follows;
    I believe the rules for loaning GKs is a bit easier, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see Illev loaned out in the next few weeks.
    As much as I rate Debuchey highly, I think his inclusion could cause issues following his regular media moans. IMO We’d have been better off cheap.
    Similarly I’d have tried to get Akpom out on loan as well, as he really needs to play and prove himself this season, or he could disappear next summer into the lower leagues.
    Although I’m not unhappy with the squad, it does need some confidence and I think one more buy may have helped with that, so in their head they can feel that things have changed since the pathetic showing at Liverpoo!. I know Ox has gone but another change would have firmed up that feeling IMO.
    Having said that, hopefully that game will galvanise the squad to greater things…

  • Andy Mack

    Should have said “We’d have been better off selling him cheaply.”

  • T2T

    I know pundits keep saying this was a bad transfer window for us but we replaced Gibbs for last season’s best LB in the Bundeliga – surely an upgrade. For years many have been crying out for a world class CF, Lacazette is such a player – or at least very close. Although we’ve loaned Perez, I believe it’s an upgrade in our starting XI and Giroud is a top class Plan B. Will we continue with a back three or revert to a back four? Either way, we have strong defensive players; Koscielny, Mustafi, Mertesacker, Holding, Chambers, Kosalinac, Monreal, Bellerin, Nelson (and Debuchy). We need to work on the organization. Our attacking players are also great. Our weakest area is midfield, something of a novelty. I’m looking forward to Cazorla getting back. What Wilshere can do is also exciting. Xhaka needs to stop getting silly cards and making unnecessary misplaced passes while in our own third.