Discussion in 'The Arsenal Academy Page' started by M+D, Aug 3, 2010.
I would LOVE to see Matt Smith get a debut if Project Restart happens.
Won't be surprised if Matt Smith will eventually take over Guendouzi if Guendouzi doesn't start to grow up as a human being! Matt Smith is more on the same wavelength as Arteta!
With Arteta trying to go for more physical midfielders like Partey I think we could see Matt Smith debut as soon as early next season. He will need physical midfielders around him to protect him a bit to start with but he has also been adding some muscle!
Very technical, good passer, and a leader!
So DG has been doing interviews with several u18s Greenwood Oyegoke Butler-Oyedeji and now Patino. He speaks really really well for his age . I can see why he regularly captains that talented England team.
With us being reported to be losing most of our CB this summer, who are the most highly rated center backs in our academy.
The names I know are Clarke, Medley, Ballard, and Mcguinness.
Who is the most highly rated at the club to make a step up tot he first team (as 5/6 choice)?
Ballard and Clarke are the main 2 that come to mind. Not the tallest guys, but strong and dedicated to defending. Clarke is very tenacious and also very good in possession, while Ballard has great defensive instincts and defends well on the front foot.
Medley is very good on the ball and great in the air but needs a lot of work on his actual defending as sometimes his positioning is very off and he can also get beaten by players with high acceleration.
McGuinness is a very good defender who's also tall like Medley, but he is often injured.
There are some U18 guys who look promising individually but it will take time for them and they have a lot to work on.
Zane Monlouis - CB
Mazeed Ogungbo - CB/LB
Zach Awe - CB/DM
Alex Kirk - CB
Taylor Foran - CB
What about Sam Greenwood? Is he not at the same level as these 3?
Haven't seen as much of him to suggest that he is - that said, he's arguably the most technical player of all of them from what I've seen, but his scoring record isn't as strong. I have a feeling that his position will change - maybe he'll become a wide player or #10. He's certainly more 2nd striker than typical #9.
A season of being the top #9 for the U23s should give us a little window.
Our new left winger/inside forward!
Everyone checking the date of that tweet now.
Swedish Ryo Miyaichi.
Yes, I know he's not Swedish.
Who is this guy?
Unless I’m confusing him with someone else Iv heard his name on here before. Is he any good?
An exciting buy...
These signings more exciting a guy who none heard of could turn to new Martinelli or new Sanogo
Amazed at how good Sanogo actually was against Bayern. Really surprised me. **** otherwise
Apparently he's only been signed because he was born in Rwanda.
Never heard of him and I'm from Norway. Really wonder how a kid who've struggled to play at level 3 here can be able to bring some excitement in the Premier League. But that's football you never know. Good luck to him
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