Is Youth the future of Arsenal FC? by Sean O’Hara
As we all know Arsenal are not going to be spending any money in January & possibly not much in the summer either as we are rebuilding this club again, but is the youth where we should be looking to invest our future in? We have a few young players who are coming up, on loan coming back, & here at the club now;
Nelson, 19 (loan)
Chambers, 22 (loan)
Mhki, 30 (sell – replace)
Mustafi, 27 (sell – replace)
Monreal, 31 (extension 1 year)
Xhaka, 27 (Sell – replace)
Elneny, 27 (Sell- replace)
Sokratis, 30, (experience, settled well)
Cech (100k), Litchsteiner (80k), Jenko (70k), Welbz (80k), Koss (100k) & Ramsey (100k) all out of contract, wages freed up, so that works along with selling Elneny (50k), Xhaka (80k), Mustafi (70k) & Mhki (200k) for some sort of money plus their wages off the bill. Think about it all that money off the wage bill – £900,000 PLUS PER WEEK!
Replace Mustafi money with a young defender as we will have Chambers, Holding, Mavraponas & Sokratis all available in the summer if we can’t buy at all only what we make. Bellerin needs help along with a new LB but that won’t be until either Monreal or Kolasinac leave, but that won’t be this summer.
With money from sponsors, league & european positioning in the competitions we can at least buy a decent winger to help with Iwobi & Nelson when he returns from his loan, as we have the strikers in Laca & Auba, who can play LW, with Nketiah waiting also.
Xhaka money can be used for the likes of a Dennis Suarez if we loan him Now then pay the £14m in the summer or another target. Ramsey going to Juve, I’d ask for a player in return in January, why not?
There is ways to sort this mess out even if we are not going to spend in the market & try to take down the wage bill in the process of getting rid of the players not needed or fit Unai’s methods.. Look even deeper into the youth set up & there is a good few little un-earthed gems that can be polished up by Emery in the likes of;
What you guys think of all of that, is it possible at all to think this could work for us if we are to do a so called clear out. Whiskey Nose did it at Old Trafford so why not us at Arsenal with the youth, plus whatever we earn from player-sales to spend on replacing those departing players?
The Yank is going nowhere soon, neither is Arsenal… we will be fine no matter what happens. Let’s see where the rest of the season takes us!