Premiership outfit Arsenal have confirmed that youngsters Michael Jordan, Mark Howard and Sean Kelly have all been released by the club.
The trio all failed to match up to Arsene Wenger's high standards in North London but goalkeeper Howard has already lined up a switch to Championship club Cardiff City.
The shot-stopper joined The Gunners in 2003 and was involved in the first team set-up last summer for a series of friendly matches.
After impressing during a loan spell with Falkirk last season, Howard turned down a move to The SPL and agreed a deal with Dave Jones' Bluebirds.
Fellow keeper Jordan spent two months on loan at Yeovil Town last season as understudy to Chris Weale, and will now be looking for new employers along with Republic of Ireland youth international defender Kelly.