General Reserves Talk

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

  1. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Liking the simple brexit names we’re bringing in this summer. First George and Thomas, then Jack and Ben.

    Happy for @rich 1990 not needing to get some Johnny Foreigner name on his shirt this season.
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  2. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    He was previously playing in the 3rd tier of Norwegian football. As far as I remember Martinelli was playing in the 4th tier of Brazilian football. And we took Guendouzi from the 2nd tier in France. We got nearly all the tiers covered.
  3. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not A Big Believer In Diversity

    Sounds like a range of clothes from a supermarket.
  4. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not A Big Believer In Diversity

    How typical of Banner to drag me to a thread I don't give a **** about
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  5. emilursin

    emilursin Well-Known Member

    He really struggled to break into a team playing third tier fotball here in Norway. Seems like a weird signing,
  6. Shalmaneser V

    Shalmaneser V Well-Known Member

    The Rwandan Cohen Bramall.
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  7. emilursin

    emilursin Well-Known Member

    Got Visit Rwanda publicity stunt written all over it.
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  8. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    Different knock.
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  9. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Why you all saying he born in Rawanda? Thought he is British?
  10. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    We just can't help ourselves :lol::facepalm:
  11. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I thought he would be let go due the injuries but the boy still has some fight in him. I love that.
  12. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    How good is his passing? He's a DLP right? He's very good at short passing and long balls but is he able to consistently ping the ball about? How's his left foot and is he goof under pressured?
  13. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Established Member Trusted

    The next Cohen Bramall. Blimey. Worked out excellently.
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  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    He was basically the next Nelson when he started here at u18 level. Unreal physical and technical blend if you ask me! Shows how much injuries in key moments can almost kill a career. Because for some it also affects their mentality.

    Glad that Arteta is giving him chance to impress but the hill will be very steep for him because he hasn't really impressed that much at u23 level but maybe that is what he needs. Faith from the manager!
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  15. oh to be a goon

    oh to be a goon Active Member

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  16. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Passing is undisputedly his biggest strength, his short passing game is varied and strong. If there's a weak point in his game, it's that he can be pressured by very physical opponents. A very talented midfielder called Louie Sibley absolutely battered him when we faced Derby's academy last year. Physically dominated him. He's worked very hard to strengthen that area of his game and is less prone to giving up possession under physical pressure. That said, he tends to move the ball pretty quickly and usually is very good about creating enough space to receive and distribute.

    Can't easily get rid of a player with that level of technical and athletic quality. He's versatile, quick and extremely comfortable technically. If anything, this could be an Iwobi-like rise of sorts given the unexpected nature of his promotion to first team duties.

    Easy to forget that Coyle was once one of the most heralded scholars in the country and regularly played for England's youth teams at his age group. He even became well known for scoring a goal against Barcelona U15s from the kick-off. As I was editing Matt Smith's compilation, Coyle's performances actually peaked my curiosity because he looked a lot better than I remember him looking at the time - especially in the game vs Man City U23s where he looks very sharp, the sharpest for a while.

    I think Iwobi is a pretty good benchmark for Coyle - there are definitely similarities. I think Iwobi's body strength is stronger but Coyle is quicker and better at shooting.
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  17. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers Trusted

    He played for the reserves of Tromsdalen in the Norwegian 4th division in 2019.

    Must admit I've never heard of him here in Norway.
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  18. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Very strange story this. He`s from my hometown Tromso far north in Norway and I`ve actually played against him a few times in the lower leagues and know him a little bit. He was on the books at Tromsø IL which is usually in the top division in Norway but left for Tromsdalen, currently at the third tier. He got only one game for their first team and mostly played for their second team in the fifth tier, which is an awful level. I play there myself at 36 without any problems. Left for Fram Larvik in the third tier and got some games there. Very quick, unpredictable and dangerous one against one but to end up at Arsenal at 19 with one game in the second tier in Norwegian football to show for is quite bizarre. Obviously though he must have impressed enough for the club to feel its worth a punt.
    Last edited: May 29, 2020
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  19. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

  20. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    I guess it’s a punt and you have nothing to lose. Bit like signing Sanogo, Bischoff etc.

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