Newcastle v Arsenal: A Proud Moment For Hale End

Discussion in 'The Arsenal Academy Page' started by Ricardinho, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Four academy players all starting a premier league game.

    Three for us, one for Newcastle.

    Quite an achievement in this day and age.

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  2. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    With good money made for another just a couple days ago. We're growing talent on trees here :)

    I thought they were some of our better players which was even more impressive still. AMN was arguably MOTM, Willock played pretty cleanly even though he's probably better as an 8, and Nelson outperformed his RW counterpart. Smith Rowe and Saka, who are just as exciting if not more so, weren't even there. It's a golden generation.
  3. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    To be honest I probably overlooked previous times we musta had this sort of number of academy products on the field at same time, when you consider we had the likes of Bellerin, Gibbs, Wilshere, Iwobi in the squad together at one point the last few years.

    Something I'd really like to know is percentage of starting premier league players that have come through the academy for the team they play. United have quite a few, grealish at villa etc. There's probably more than I first thought.
  4. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    This link refers to the number of academy players that are in each team's squad. It's the whole squad and not just starters though.

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  5. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not A Big Believer In Diversity

    Struggled to see an identity with a team last season but this year is definitely different. Not just the home grown lads but the age of the team. The English players plus Guendozi, Ceballos, Pepe etc. You can root for this team.
  6. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    Not strictly academy but couldn't think of anywhere better for this:

  7. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    A fantastic achievement and IMO one we can build on. A lot of work has gone into Hale End over the last 5 years after some really tough seasons for both the U18s and U23s, one season which ended up with both sides finishing bottom of their respective divisions.

    Now we have a core of young talents who could easily become regulars for us for years to come and additionally we are continuing to produce quality talents beyond this group.
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