Arsenal’s future is bright! by Paul35m
Every time someone writes about Arsenal’s future it is either doom and gloom or Arsene out. All the pundits keep saying Arsenal’s window of opportunity to win the title is closing, if they don’t win now they’ll never win… That’s simply not true.
Arsenal have a host of good, young players. They have a number of quality first-team players who are coming into their own. They also have a number of first team stars in their prime capable of leading the team to the title.
Look at this cadre of youngsters; Krystian Blielik, Chris Willock, Jon Toral, Serge Gnabry, Isaac Hayden, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Chuba Akpom, Gedion Zelalem, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, and Glen Kamara. Not all of these players will make it to the top flight but some will. Arsenal’s record of bringing through their own is impressive, especially in the buy-a-title atmosphere so dominant in World football today.
Arsenal have Hector Bellerin, Carl Jenkinson, Calum Chambers, and Alex Iwobi, and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain who have made contributions to the first team already. Bellerin has been the most impressive, but Iwobi looks close to making regular contributions and Chamberlain continues to show sparks that, while they are yet to ignite into a blaze of glory, still show real promise for a lad who is just 22.
In addition, Arsenal have solid young professionals in Danny Welbeck, 25, Mohamed Elneny, 23, Francis Coquelin, 24, Kieran Gibbs, 27, Aaron Ramsey, 25, and Gabriel Paulista, 25 who would be stars on most teams. These players are just starting to come into their own as professionals.
Finally Arsenal have a handful of truly world class stars; Mesut Ozil, 27, Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny, and Santi Cazorla to add to excellent players like Olivier Giroud, Nacho Monreal, and Theo Walcott. This is a team with a huge future, not one hanging on to relevance by the skin of their collective teeth.
With a handful of players likely to move on; Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini, Mathieu Debuchy there will be room not only for a signing or two, but also for two or even three of Arsenal’s impressive youngsters to prove themselves in the first team. Jon Toral, Chuba Akpom, Krytian Bielik, Gedion Zelalem and Jeff Reine-Adelaide all look like they might be ready.
This future looks bright.