Arsenal have been lucky in recent seasons with their famous Hale End academy coming to their aid in unearthing football gems that have saved them a fortune in the inflated transfer market.Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have been the two standout stars for the Emirates based side this season as they have nailed starting berths in the gunners setup and look to have solved a variety of positions for the manager.
Arsenal fans have been impressed by the performances of their loaned star Ainsley Maitland Niles who is spending the season with relegation battlers West Bromwich Albion and on Monday against Southampton,the Hale End academy graduate was equally impressive.The 23 year old send Mikel Arteta and the Arsenal fans a reminder of his quality as he was awarded a man of the match award for his display as the baggies subjected the saints to the sword winning by three goals to nil.
Arsenal's Hale End academy has yet again proved its quality after successive promotion of a couple of academy graduates to the first team.Emile Smith Rowe is one of a kind who has proved reliable on the final third.After massive performance against the blues on his first premier league debut,Emile has gone ahead to impress.Scoring against Newcastle United in the first round of the premier league campaign and an assist against WestBromwich Albion proved he is undropable under Mikel Arteta.
Mikel Arteta had a chance to have a look at Arsenal's academy prospects during the international break as he called seven youngsters to train with the first team when senior squad players were away for national duty.
Arsenal academy prospect Taylor Kido Hart is drawing comparison to former Manchester city winger Leroy Sane who currently plays for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich with sources close to the Emirates based club confirming the Arsenal hierarchy are fast tracking him to the first team.
Mikel Arteta once again made the bold decision to bench Arsenal's record signing Nicolas Pepe for Bukayo Saka and the manager's choice paid dividends for the side. Emile Smith Rowe is proving to be more than ready for regular first team football and his involvement to date suggests the gunners have an interesting prospect in their ranks. Saka and Smith Rowe starting at the expense of Willian Borges and Nicolas Pepe has raised questions about the club's transfer policy in recent years. Many Arsenal fans feel
Arsenal managed to tie down their upcoming academy prospect Folarin Balogun to a long term deal after months of speculations revolving around his future.The Hale End academy graduate was captured kissing Arsenal's badge today before training ahead of the Gunners Europa on Thursday night against Villarreal.Arsenal fans have hailed the youngster for this act terming it as loyalty and shown dedication to representing the club at the higher stages and will be hoping to see him get some minutes on this crucial game.
Ben Cottrell: "I was spotted by an Arsenal scout when I was playing for my Sunday side Parkfield FC," "I was invited to a training session and then a trial at Hale End when I was signed. After starting as a full back we played a few small-sided games and I was asked to go into midfield and that’s where I stayed." “I enjoy making and scoring goals but midfielders need to make a contribution defending and that comes naturally to me because of my time as a defender. He feel really honoured at Arsenal where
Arsenal may have found a perfect replacement for Aaron Ramsey in the form of Hale End academy graduate in Joe Willock who possess all the attributes the Welsh international has. The gunners are yet to replace Ramsey since he left for Juventus on a free transfer a decision which is currently being ruled as the Emirates side struggle for creativity with Mesut Ozil exiled. A solution may however be close to them than they think if their is something to read from Joe Willock's Europa league performance against Dundalk.
After spending 7.5 years at Arsenal, Mesut Ozil finally bids farewell to his Arsenal fans, management and teammates through an emotional message. After signing for Fernabache, Ozil revealed that Arsenal has been his home home since Arsene Wenger signed him in 2013 from Real Madrid. During his time, he played over 250 games, scored 44 goals and assisted in 71 goals. He revealed to be always be grateful to Arsene Wenger for the faith he had put in him. The former Arsenal main man revealed that together with his
Photo.Mikel Arteta.Courtesy Firing Arsenal will travel down to Turf More Stadium for league match week 27 against owners, Burnley.