After a grand total of one competitive appearance for the Gunners, against Olympiakos in the champion’s league in 2009, Kyle Bartley has decided to call an end to his Arsenal career. I am not really being fair to the lad, he was desperate to play for Arsenal but never quite managed to force himself in to contention.
Is Kyle Bartley A Failed Experiment? – By JG
Although Arsenal fans are jubilant over the coming fresh faces who will be gracing the front lines in the Arsenal attack, most feel that the back line also needs more quality. This is a reasonable request considering that most reports are saying that Djourou and Squillaci are leaving Arsenal this summer, and should be attempting to find teams that are more on par with their abilities and that would give them playing time.
There is one centre-back that will not be at Arsenal next season, as it has been revealed this morning that the 20 year-old Kyle Bartley will be returning to Rangers for the whole of the coming season.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for either Gary Cahill or Christopher Samba for a very long time now, as Arsene Wenger has promised to add “height and experience” to the Arsenal back line, but the 20 year-old defender Kyle Bartley thinks that he is now ready to fill that gap.
There certainly seems to be a full-blown curse on Arsenal’s defensive players wherever they are! Thomas Vermaelen and Johann Djourou have already been ruled out for the season, not to mention the goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny and Lukas Fabianski. Vito Mannone was loaned out to Hull in January but had to return to Arsenal because he was injured.