Akinola is expected to “leave,” although there is no suggestion of where he might end up. Meanwhile, Alebios was tied up with Sunderland, and negotiations for a lease to the Premier League club are reported to be gaining momentum.
Last season, both players had enough playing time with Arsenal under 23. Of the 24 Premier League games 2 available to them, Alebiosu played in 18 and Akinola in 22, making them the two busiest players in the entire squad. They were both regulars at the EFL Trophy.
As a result, there isn’t a big win this season. They are not yet on the verge of playing in the first team and they already have a lot of experience working with youth teams, so the next logical step is to hire a senior team. They just need to cross the line in time.