In a day of disappointments for Arsenal fans, we have news of yet another sale of one of our top youngsters as Donyell Malen joins the exodus of a heap of promising Academy players. Our midfielder Ismael Bennacer was sold to Empoli and Chris Willock decided to leave and join Benfica. Also the very promising Dan Crowley went to Willem II, Kaylen Hinds went to Wolfsburg and Glen Kamara joined Dundee, but the loss of Malen is a also a massive disappointment after he was very impressive in our pre-season tour, especially in the defeat to Chelsea in China.
Donyell Malen is returning to the Netherlandshttps://t.co/j6bJTTtH8D
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 31, 2017
I know Wenger has been having a clearout of the Gunners first team squad, but they were all players that didn’t have much chance of playing this season, but I didn’t expect so many of our starlets also decide to desert our sinking ship.
It seems that our kids are thinking that they have little chance of being promoted to the Gunners first team and if they want to play regularly they need to move to smaller clubs, mostly in Holland, where they will have much more chance of being promoted and play in proper League matches.
It used to be that we would steal youngsters from top clubs like Barcelona with the promise that they could become the next young Arsenal star, but now it would appear that Wenger’s youth project is falling apart as well…