Are these three new signings the future of Arsenal?

Arsenal have signed Eddie Nketieh, Ben Sheaf and Matt Macey down to new contracts, but how far can they go?

Striker Nketieh has been the most impressive this season, coming off the bench to overturn Norwich’s lead in the Carabao Cup with a brace, and has notched up four appearances in total for the senior side thus far.

Matt Macey has also had eye-opening performances making a number of saves to deny Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League, as well as keeping the Canaries to only one goal also.

The above pair appear likely to feature in tomorrow night’s Europa League dead rubber with Bate Borisov, with the goalkeeper most likely to be starting the match-up.

Ben Sheaf is also on the shortlist to make the squad for the trip to Belarus, with the 19 year-old hoping to make his second senior appearance for the club, with his only previous outing coming as an 89th minutes substitute in Serbia previously.

The biggest hope for the future will no doubt be Nketieh, but the path to the first-team will be tough with a number of senior options available for the role at present, including club record signing Alexandre Lacazette.

The trio will have to take their chances, which for now will mostly come in the domestic cup competitions and in Europe, but you would feel that there could potentially be a loan deal lined up for the pair next season.

Which of the trio would be deserving a shot at staying in the Premier League on a loan basis? Is there proof of benefit of staying with the club in order to progress or is regular action most necessary to progression?

Pat J

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  1. Audioscope says:

    nketiah, looks hungry and has the talent for sure, ever give him games or loan him to a championship side

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Seriously? Loan to championship side?

      no wonder 17 yo Mbappe refuse to sign for us….or he will be playing in the championship

  2. Sukhjot Gunner says:

    It’s good to see young talents doing their best to impress the boss and try to get into the first team. Let’s hope that at least one maybe a couple of them get more regular football and establish themselves as first team regulars. Macey and nketiah look the more lekely for me to do so plus others like nelson and reine-adelaide also are in with a shout to play premier league and champions league football sooner rather than later….

  3. Atid says:

    All 3 along with Virginia, Nelson, Willock, da silva, maitland-niles, smith-rowe, Dragomir, and nwakali should soon be putting the managers mind at ease to move on the likes of ospina, martinez Debuchy, jenkinson, Mertesacker, Bramall, elneny, walcott, coquelin and holding.
    If our 4 best players (alexis, ozil, wilshire and cazorla) also want to leave or are at least not to return next season, then that is approximately 14 players that could be sold before next season.

    Freeing up funds for players that are
    A world class
    B want to play for Arsenal Football Club
    C Are actually good enough to play in the first x1.

    Our first team should then be rebuilt around kolasinac, ramsey and lacazette with the likes of Cech, chambers, koscielny, mustafi, bellerin, Monreal, xhaka, welbeck becoming squad players along with those talented youngsters already mentioned.

    One final point if barca come calling again for bellerin near £50m I would rip their arm off. In maitland-niles we have a better player already, who is also much more versatile.

    My best x1 to start next season and squad
    (New keeper)
    (3 new Cbs)
    Maitland-niles (new dm) ramsey kolasinac
    (2 New ams)

    Back up
    Cech (for 1 year)
    Chambers mustafi koscielny
    Osei-tutu xhaka willock monreal
    Nelson iwobi

    Macey, Virginia, Sheaf da silva mcguane adelaide nwakali smith-rowe, nketiah asano

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      a new GK and brand new back 3?

      with 2 new AMs and New DM?

      In Fifa18 you may win

      but in reality

      you will never win with an entire new defence plus 3 new players that 7 newbies

      No communication no coordination no teamwork and etc…

  4. jon fox says:

    No one can possibly know whether or not any of these three will make top grade. But one thing is for sure, the older you are and have not made top grade , the less likely it is that you ever will be. All the true greats with very FEW exceptions are showing supreme quality well before the end of their teens. Fabregas got in our team aged 16, Tony Adams at 17, Further back, also John Radford at 17 and there are numerous examples throughout top level football., latest examples being M’bappe and Sane. If you are not at top level by 22-23, you will never be so. Thus is why he was right to sell Ox aged 24 AND why he should have sold Walcott years ago.

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