Posted on October 05, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal keen to tie Juventus and United wonderkid target to new deal

Marcus McGuane is being lined up for a new contract currently, with Arsenal keen to secure his future with the club.

The 18 year-old made his senior debut for the Gunners in last week’s Europa League victory over Bate Borisov, coming from the bench to replace Reiss Nelson, and is being tipped to make the step-up into the first-team squad.

McGuane has been training with the senior side this term, as well as starring for the Under-23 side, and is believed to be highly-rated in North London.

Juventus and Manchester United are said to be keen on poaching the versatile youngster, who is into the final year of his two-year scholarship with the club, but Arsenal are keen on securing him to a new long-term contract.

Our club has a few too many players running down their current deals this season, and losing McGuane would only make things worse.

The midfielder is able to play out wide or in central defence, but is most adept to playing just in front of the defence, but has been improving his play up the pitch this season also.

The youngster was recently persuaded to change his international allegiances to play for England’s Under 19s, having previously played for Ireland’s youth sides.

McGuane will be hoping to become the latest youngster to become a permanent first-team regular since Alex Iwobi broke into the side in during last season, but he is currently behind Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson in the race for prominence.

Nelson has only come to the fore this term, and is being tipped to be the next biggest star to come up through our ranks, and could well be in line for a new contract in the near future also, with just over 18 months remaining on his current deal.

How crucial is it to keep McGuane from joining a rival? Can he make the jump to the first-team this term?

Pat J


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12 thoughts on “Arsenal keen to tie Juventus and United wonderkid target to new deal

  1. Redmau5

    Still gutted we missed out on the teen prodigy Jadon Sancho
    GD choice Dortmund much more to offer there

    Heard this kid mcshane or mcbane . is good but very early days.
    Mcguane or mcshane

    Prefer latter …names like burgers work for me

    1. gotanidea

      Yes, too bad Arsenal missed Jadon Sancho. His close control is very good for his age.

      I don’t know about McGuane, but Nelson definitely has to learn a lot more before rewarded a long term contract. His performance against Doncaster and BATE were not good, he has to improve his skills, decisions and movements.

      If these talented youngsters play under a great system, like Guardiola’s, they could learn a lot more than what they have learnt in Arsenal. Like Raheem Sterling, he has improved a lot under Guardiola’s guidance.

      1. GunnerJack

        Guardiola is no wonder manager. He simply plays people in their correct positions. How much brain does that take? Well far more than Wenger’s got it seems.

  2. Who said Arsene can't do grime?

    Excellent. Investing in the future is paramount. Today is just tomorrow’s history. It’s the day after tomorrow that is important

  3. kev

    JUST IN:News coming in is that Mesut Ozil is likely to be sold by Arsenal in January.It’s been confirmed that there may have been a fall out between him and the Arsenal management team.I also brougth to you a month ago that Arsenal are trying to sign Jose Gimenez of Athletico Madrid to a precontract in January.

    1. gotanidea

      Great if Ozil could find a new club in January. He could revive his career and Arsenal could use the money to get a more talented and younger player.

      Would Jose Gimenez replace Chambers? A South American central defender is usually good technically, but Gabriel Paulista was a bit shaky. I hope the new central defender would be better than him.

  4. Durand

    Can we hold off on all the wonderkid jive? I mean we have a slew of “wonderkids” already; Nelson, Willock, Iwobi, Beliek, etc…
    We just sold one “wonderkid” (Ox) who rode the wonder bench with us and currently riding the wonder bench with Liverfool.
    Reported to be selling another “wonderkid” (Walcott) in January, hoping another “wonderkid” (Wilshire) can avoid injury, and still waiting for another “wonderkid” (Ramsey) to show consistent quality.
    We’re full of wonder here, so let’s jog on

    1. gotanidea

      Hahaha, yes you remind me of Chamberlain’s, Walcott’s and Wilshere’s wonderkid status when they were very young. None of them achieves what the other wonderkids like Ronaldo, Iniesta and Messi have achieved.

      I am worried that Nelson will follow his predecessors, if he doesn’t train harder. He is showing the lack of effort in his last two matches.

      On the other hand, Iwobi still has great close control and physical attributes. But he needs to be under the right guidance of a better mentor to achieve his full potentials, and I don’t think Wenger is the right mentor.

      1. Durand

        I think Nelson may be getting influenced by passengers like Walcott currently. Kid needs to double down work effort.
        I like what he brings, and Maitland Niles too. My concern is not focusing on his skill set and playing him as attacking player. Instead playing him as RWB may ruin the kid, or hinder his development.
        If you need a RWB, play Debucy FFS! Dude collects wages then back to sunning on the beach.

  5. Pubgooner

    These wonder-kids were shambolic at the Bate game. So slow and shoddy. Pub players can outrun them in a 100 metre dash. Wenka should close down his youth policy program with immediate effect!!

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