The Gooners will meet Anderlecht, Athletic Bilbao and Marseille in next season’s NextGen Series.
For those who aren’t aware, this is an elite European Youth tournament based on the Champions League format.
It is an Under 19s competition, but the squad can have three players who are over the age limit.
The final will take place in March 2013, other English clubs involved include our local rivals Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Aston Villa, yet Manchester United is one big name not involved.
It is an excellent opportunity for young Gunners to play against some of the best up and coming stars of the game.