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Youngest squad in the Premiership

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by TornadoTed, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    After Monreal and Mkhi have departed we now have the youngest squad in the Premiership according to Transfermarkt.

    https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/jumplist/startseite/wettbewerb/GB1

    I think we really need to have patience in this squad and give it the chance to mature. I have high hopes for this squad, players like Guendouzi, Tierney, Saliba, Nelson, Willock will have bad days, dips in form over the next 2-3 seasons but I can't remember when we had so many players with such a high ceiling.

    If we can reach our short term objectives, 4th place mainly then that gives a great platform for these players to grow. I honestly haven't been as excited about the future for a long time.
     
  2. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    This is brilliant news for me actually. It shows we have an eye on the future. We just need to nurture the right way and add experience where needed in clever ways,
     
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  3. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member

    Great to read.

    You have to give them a chance though. Emery could have put Nelson on instead of Mkhi in the last game.
     
  4. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    That's great! I was afraid for a while about our squad getting old. Really turned it around!
     
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  5. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Don Raul forcing his hand now. :drool:
     
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  6. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Probably played him knowing it would be the last game he'd ever play for Arsenal.
     
  7. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    And...? :lol:

    This is what annoyed me when finding out he was leaving the very next day, Willock, Özil or Nelson would have offered more than bringing on Mkhi in hope that he gives us a romantic farewell gesture.
     
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  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Was probably hoping he'd do something special to mark the occasion :lol: don't know where he got that idea from.
     
  9. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    It'll go down even further next season when Nketiah and Saliba return. Saka will probably be promoted
     
  10. thierrytheking14

    thierrytheking14 Well-Known Member

    I was hoping Mhki could do something special too.

    Something special like, control a football.
     
  11. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    Yes, especially if we can shift Mustafi and Özil.
     
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  12. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Waiting for the media to jump in 'Arsenal 13 year olds finish ahead of United'
     
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  13. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member

    I can understand why he did that IF Mkhi was in top form. He was not, and Nelson at least had something to prove.
     
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  14. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Özil is easily just as bad off the bench these days mate. You are referring to some idyllic version of Özil from a few years back. Totally agree about the other two though, it was a baffling decision.
     
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  15. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    In 3 years time I genuinely think we could have a title challenging team. There will be a lot of players entering their peak years with a lot of experience. Of course we need to fill in the ?'s with top quality but I have faith that with Champions League money and status, Raul and Edu we will.

    GK - Leno - 30
    DR - Bellerin - 27
    DC - Saliba - 21
    DC - ?
    DL - Tierney - 25
    DMC - ?
    MC - Guendouzi - 23
    MC - Ceballos - 26
    AML - ?
    AMR - Pepe - 27
    SC - ?

    Add AMN - 24, Willock - 23, Nelson - 22, Martinelli - 21, Saka - 20, ESR - 22, Nketiah - 23 and maybe another couple stepping up from the U23's.
     
  16. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    Idyllic version of Özil? I don't even rate Özil :lol:, I'd rather we had neither of them at the club BUT I'd rather we subbed on a player who is actually going to be at the club the very next day than one who wasnt, **** put any other bench member on than the one who is on a plane to Italy in the morning.
     
  17. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

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    I think this will be our most used line-up this season. Most players are at a good age, Saliba can come in next year to replace David Luiz. Hopefully we sign Ceballos. Only Auba and Laca are getting on in age.

    Young players like Willock, Nelson, ASR, AMN & Chambers also in the squad. Even Kolasinac is only 26. Looks brilliant.
     
  18. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, sorry to be a downer but the problem with that is if a lot of those players reach top potential the ££££ clubs come sniffing round like hungry swine.

    The concept of the one-company man is long gone. Destroyed by Ashley Cole (I’m joking) (not :mad:)
     
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  19. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    I think you're spot on with that team mate.
     
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  20. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Thanks for the vote of confidence mate.
     
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