2017 was a good year in terms of Arsenal youngsters getting opportunities to impress in cup competitions and it is hoped that further prospects will be able to make the step up in 2018.
Here’s a look at five members of the U23 squad who could make their senior debuts next year.
Vlad Dragomir (Age: 18)
Dragomir has been in excellent form for Arsenal at U23 level this season, scoring four goals, and he has edged closer to the senior squad.
The Romania youth international has already been on the bench for the first-team in the Europa League and it appears likely that he could be involved for Arsene Wenger’s side at some stage next season.
Jordi Osei-Tutu (Age: 19)
The flying full-back has improved immensely this season and was recently rewarded with a new three-year contract.
Possessing pace, power and an attacking threat, Osei-Tutu has developed defensively and is an intriguing prospect for the future.
Charlie Gilmour (Age: 18)
The midfielder has had to be patient for chances to impress for Arsenal at U23 level this season but he did make the bench for the first-team away to BATE Borisov.
A neat passer and an expert penalty taker, Gilmour will hope to make the League Cup squad next campaign.
Emile Smith Rowe (Age: 17)
Smith Rowe has yet to be named in a matchday squad for the first-team but that could well change next season, with the winger a player of immense potential.
There is a good chance that he will be the first player to represent Arsenal who was born in 2000 or later.
Cohen Bramall (Age: 21)
Bramall has recently worked his way back into favour after a miserable start to his loan spell at Birmingham City.
However, the left-back still has another year remaining on his contract at Arsenal and will hope to make his competitive debut next campaign.