Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2018 10:22

Smith-Rowe grabbed his chances with both hands and doing fine.
But still, way behind the likes of Iwobi, Mkhi, Ramsey and Welbeck.
If he continues to develop as rapidly as now, he will be ahead of Ramsey and even Mkhi in the new year.
Mkhi is declining and needed a hefty kick up his buttends to up his game.

Eddie Nketiah?
Really behind the likes of Lacazette and Aubameyang.
Should he goes out on loan in January?
If Welbeck leaves in January, he is our No. 3.

Pleguezuelo?
He grabbed his chance and did fine against Liverpool.
But with Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Holding, Mavrospano, he is really behind the pecking order with Medley breathing down his neck.
But should Koscielny leaves in January ….

Perhaps, his versatility as our no. 3 RB behind Bellerin and Lichsteiner will help him to get a new contract.


Maitland-Niles?
With Xhaka-Torreira as our Spine, he is just an utility man, a back-up fighting for a spot with Elneny.

He simply did not develop as rapidly as Smith-Rowe and kinda layback with no fire in his belly to fight like Torreira.


Joe Willock?
Whatever happening to him?
He seems to disappear and hardly feature in Carabao Cup?


Reiss Nelson?
Yes, he is making all the noises at Bundesliga but Premier League?
Open verdict and he can ended up as another Big-headed Charlie like David Bentley, or even another Jack Wilshere.
So much potential but never fulfilled.
I don't rate him until he returns and palys for us.
But then, Iwobi will be in a different league with him improving leaps and bounds this season.

Smith-Rowe, Iwobi and Nelson?
Only 2 out of this 3 can start regularly in 2019/20 team, replacing Mkhi and Auba at the wing.


Joel Lopez?
Our LB. WIll he be ready next season to sit on the bench?

Zelalem?
Does he has a future with the likes of Smith-Rowe and Iwobi way ahead of him?
If Emery goes ahead and buy another experienced central midifelder and/or a winger, his future is dimmed.


Bielik? Chambers?

We are over-stock with young CB.
Their future is not so good.


Right now, the crystal ball is opaque and perhaps durign pre-season 2019, another "Smith-Rowe" will arise.

At the most, Emery can coast for another 3 seasons with his bunch of veteran players in Lacazette, Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Sokratis, Mustafi and Monreal.
Emery needs to promote youngsters this season and next season toe ventually replacing these veterans by 2019/20.

By 2019/20 season, his Spine (if those players are not sold off) for the next 3 seasons should be:
1 - Leno
2 - Bellerin
3 - Holding
4 - Mavrospano
5 - Torreira
6 - Xhaka
7 - Guendouzi
8 - Iwobi
9 - Smith Rowe
10 - an ageing Lacazette
11 - an ageing Ozil

As I said, I do not rate Reiss Nelson and cannot see him returning to sit on the bench behidn the likes of AUbameyang, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi and Smith-Rowe. He is another "David Bentley".



'Most owners take out of the club and Vichai just put in. Without him, we would not have won the Premier League. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing.' Danny Barry, a Leicester City fan for 64 years.

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: tigerline (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2018 11:47

Who is the left back in your new spine - Xhaka or Guendouzi?

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: Gooner Sod (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2018 20:50

An aging Lacazette? He's only 27!

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 07 November, 2018 11:55

Quote:
tigerline
Who is the left back in your new spine - Xhaka or Guendouzi?

He will stick with Kolasinac for now, perhaps buy LB during the next transfer window.
But if Joel Lopez comes good in 2 years time ...

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 07 November, 2018 11:57

Quote:
Gooner Sod
An aging Lacazette? He's only 27!

He will be 30/31 year old in 3 years time.
Good for him to hang around but one must prepare for his successor now.
Eddie Nketiah?

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: Kalela (IP Logged)
Date: 08 November, 2018 04:06

Bukayo Saka is getting some press attention. I saw this kid few times and I was impressed by him each time. He may end up being fast tracked to the first team sooner than most would think.



We don't have anybody with 20 goals in the league, so that is a handicap - Arsene Wenger

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: djarse (IP Logged)
Date: 08 November, 2018 09:36

Yes Saka has been getting rave reviews since the start of the season - shame to hear about Zelalem being so poor, he seemed to be a real prospect a few years ago .....

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 08 November, 2018 12:07

Too many false dawn when youngsters were eye-catching in the youth team and lower division … and then a damp squib in senior team:


E.g.

Jay Simpson
Anthony Stoke
Bendtner
Lupoli
Vela
Benik Afobe
Chuba Akpom
Donyen Malen

Eddie Nketiah?
I think he is a question mark and yet to play in a senior game this season.
Will he goes the way of Benik Afobe and Chuba Akpom?



'Most owners take out of the club and Vichai just put in. Without him, we would not have won the Premier League. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing.' Danny Barry, a Leicester City fan for 64 years.

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 09 November, 2018 01:31

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Cashley Cole was a left winger before converted into a LB.
He was a George Graham product, not Arsene Wenger's.

Arsene Wenger tried it with Armand Traore and failed.

Can Unai Emery converts Bukayo Saka into another "Cashley Cole"?



'Most owners take out of the club and Vichai just put in. Without him, we would not have won the Premier League. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing.' Danny Barry, a Leicester City fan for 64 years.

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: litmus (IP Logged)
Date: 09 November, 2018 07:17

I like Saka. Such power at his age. Powerful going forward but maybe he can be better defensively to get fast track to the senior side.

However, no youth player should be played for the sake of being given a chance. They need to prove it in the youth and reserves. That's the way it should be at any club. A lot of people feel that in the past 20 years Arsenal emphasized youth development ahead of trophies.

Yes, We should develop youth players, but secondary to challenging for trophies. If they don't prove they are good enough, then they should not get to play. Don't get me wrong, I want the Smith Rowes and Nelson and AMNs to grow and become top players. The onus is on them to stake their place, and therefore need to show NOW that they are deserving of their place (meaning better than the other more senior players). Like Owen, Cesc, Rooney and Gerrard who showed it at 17 or 18 that they deserved to be the first on the team sheet.

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 09 November, 2018 10:00

Yes, I remember a 17-year-old Trevor Francis playing for Wolves and a 17-year-old Tony Cottee as striker for WHU.

Not forgetting an 18-year-old took over from Vieira.

Can we see Smith-Rowe taking over from Ramsey in Jan 2019?
Can we see a consistent Iwobi replacing Mkhitaryan in Jan 2019?

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: litmus (IP Logged)
Date: 09 November, 2018 10:12

There are a lot of instances of the young taking their chances.

A young Kolo Toure staked his claim to the first team putting Keown on the bench and became part of the Invincibles. Same thing with Flamini, his performances put Gilberto on the bench. Consistentcy is the key to a prolonged stint in the first team. Rowe, Willock, Nketiah and AMN has showed glimpses of their potential but need to start influencing games when they get valuable minutes, just like Holding and Guendozi have.

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2018 01:47

England u19s
Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe will take part in England u19s’ European Championship qualifiers, travelling to Turkey for the first qualifying round.
As Arsenal youth expert Jeorge Bird points out, it’s a particularly significant call-up for Saka, considering he’s still eligible for the u17s. His fantastic progress with the young Gunners this season has clearly been noted.

Although, the fact the FA website describes Saka as a “defender” rather than a winger suggests he may be in the squad to cover at left-back, which would be a bit of shame given his clear attacking talent.

Moldova v England – Wednesday 14th November
Iceland v England – Saturday 17th November
Turkey v England – Tuesday 20th November

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If both Saka and Joel Lopez come good, we will have an exciting competition like Cashley Cole vs Clichy and Clichy vs Traore for LB berth.


Hopefully, they continue to develop and ready for senior squad in 2 years time when they are 18 years old.



'Most owners take out of the club and Vichai just put in. Without him, we would not have won the Premier League. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing.' Danny Barry, a Leicester City fan for 64 years.

Re: Smith-Rowe, Pleguezuelo given a chance - what about rest of youngsters?
Posted by: mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2018 21:16

Nelson is getting game time in Germany and scoring goals for fun. He might be a cheap replacement for Welbeck if we can bring him back for the 2nd half of the season. Frankly I am disappointed by Aubameyang. Despite his talent and pace, he too often is on the peripheral of games. He needs a big kick up his back to be more influential in games.

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