General Reserves Talk

Discussion in 'The Arsenal Academy Page' started by M+D, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. MutableEarth

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    Different age group. Saka with u19, Amaechi with u18.
  2. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Anyone know if the England under 20's are actually playing?
  3. gkoat

    gkoat Well-Known Member

    Ready for Ballard hat trick today. Estonia isn't ready.
  4. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Nketiah scored for the u20’s in a 3-1 defeat, Willock was injured. Greenwood scored twice for the u17’s and Nelson starts for the u21’s
  5. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Nelson played well tonight imo, good assist as well.
  6. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    How can someone score two goals in a 3-1 defeat?
  7. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    And where exactly does it say that?
  8. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    See the quote.
  9. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    'Nketiah scored for the u20's in a 3-1 defeat'
  10. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

  11. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    The Daily Mail's "secret scout" takes a look at Amaechi.

  12. nick gould

    nick gould Well-Known Member

    How tall is this boy?
  13. MutableEarth

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  14. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

  15. MutableEarth

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    As I've been saying for the longest. We will cost ourselves a lot of money if we fail to bring this lot through. It would be a disaster for the club IMO. We could lose a huge chunk of them and for not much money either, while we sign players for much more money who might not even have a ceiling as high as the players we would be letting go.

    I mean, whatever happens I'm still gonna support the club, but this would be bad. I honestly hope Emery finds a way to get some of these guys into the team more often. Again, I don't think this is even specifically an Arsenal problem, it's only heightened to me because we have a lot talent coming through currently, more than some people would believe. This is squarely a PL problem. Football League bloods their talent quite frequently and does quite well in doing so. It's the Premier League that's failing it's young talents. It's precisely why Sancho would never have reached the heights he has reached if he stayed at Man City.

    If I was any of these players, I would leave England too and go play in another country. Even Chris Willock is starting to thrive at Benfica, reaching double figures in goals for the B team and in line for a first team role next year. I don't want Amaechi, Saka or any of this lot to leave without them getting opportunities - but if I were an agent or close to them and their interests were of central importance to me, I'd advise them to leave too if I'm honest. The PL doesn't give these players enough chances.
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  16. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    It's the one and only thing I worry about, recently. I am actually pretty happy with our first team and coach.

    Clear development to see, outstanding team cohession and some great signings to begin with.

    Based on our limitied funds or maybe above, the UNlimited funds of some other clubs, it's now a question of adding incredibly talented players who can rise out of nowhere like Mbappe, Sancho and the likes.

    The only thing that differs between our top top talents and those 40-100m talents out there is just a few major showings in senior sides. They can either do it here or on loan for us, or they can sign for some other club to play every game making it us regret in the long term.

    I dont see many players out there being valued at ridiculous price tags who have more talent than our fellas comming up.

    Some argue we are too big of a club to test them on the big stage regularly without falling out of competition - but haven't Dortmund and many more proven you can, for sure - actually triggering competitiveness by doing so ? It's a misconception on here, that we are bigger and better than all those righ now.

    It's a much higher risk to not play them, especially as they cover many positions we suck in anyways.
    Having topclass senior players is not an argument we can come up with.
  17. Football Manager

    Football Manager Broken Record

    Nelson, Matt Smiths and Joel Lopez are the best talent we have since Gnabry.
  18. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    not a happy comparison, given the way we threw him away
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  19. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, we've played in 4 competitions and while I can understand that PL could be too much for them, there is no excuse not to play them in other competitions.
    Arsenal is a club that has no business strategy for the last 10 years, and I can't see a single sign of improvement in that area after all the changes we've made since Wenger left.
    I guess next year will be crucial for us and it will define this club for the next 5-10 years. Maybe we go full in on young talents with high potential (not only from our academy), maybe we continue with the same failed strategy that we are using for the last 10 years, but we can be sure that we can't match City and United on a big transfer market.
  20. MutableEarth

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    I think a couple of problem positions for us going forward will be LB and CB. We have promising CBs but I still think a more dominant CB in his mid 20s. LB we don't have anyone ready to take over from Monreal and surge past Kolasinac.

    But the forward positions we can potentially sacrifice because we have some serious talent there. I'd probably only bring in one winger if possible and then sell one of Iwobi/Mhkitaryan or loan Amaechi/Saka with new deals in tow. I think with some more trust and senior appearance, we'll see them thrive eventually.

    Much will depend on who's driving the recruitment policy. If it's Emery, I can see a lot of experienced signings, which might get us results in the short term, but may affect us long term. This is why the Sporting Director is such a pertinent topic of interest despite it seeming a benign position. It's important we shift focus towards relatively young talents on the cusp of greatness with the odd big deal here and there, and leave the squad roles to our Hale End crop. Building that type of squad will set us up nicely for the near future IMO.
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