Arsenal already know the next player to promote to their first team

Arsenal has been famed for giving young players first-team chances with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere all starting at the club.

Mikel Arteta has continued that tradition. He didn’t give Bukayo Saka his Arsenal debut, but he has trusted the Englishman with so many first-team chances which have made him one of the first names on the team sheet at Arsenal.

Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock are two other players who have gained promotion from the club’s academy.

Arteta has also handed first-team chances to Folarin Balogun this season, and this tradition looks set to continue as long as the Spaniard remains the Arsenal manager.

The Gunners will want to be busy in every transfer window just like the current one, but their spending has been limited by the uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Independent says that they will now look to blood some more players from their youth teams to complement the spending that they do.

The report identifies Miguel Azeez as the next player that will be given the opportunity to play for their first team.

The 18-year-old has been on the cusp of first-team football at Arsenal for some time now, and the report claims that the Gunners have plans to bring him in next.

He will be introduced into the first-team fold later in the season.

Tags Miguel Azeez

15 Comments

  1. Mrcool says:

    Long over due

  2. joseph pike says:

    what about this for a midfield Guendouzi smith rowe mateland niles and party. forget buying anyone. and keep getting of the dirt

    1. Ahmed Oladimeji abdullahi says:

      Big project by giving young talents opportunities in the first team squad

  3. Ayan says:

    Seems a talented player!

  4. OxInTheBox says:

    Start him against Newcastle.

  5. PJ-SA says:

    Need to ship out Eddie and Willock, they’ve had their shot and proved they aren’t up to it….bring in Balogun and Azeez and give them the opportunity

  6. durand says:

    Long may the trend continue. I’m glad to see youth being promoted, and it’s good they are given a chance to preform and contribute before the club spends funds for players we may not need.

    If nothing else, maybe some of these young players can be used for rotation, rather than bringing in players for depth.

    Best of luck to the young man, he has shown flashes of what he is capable of.

  7. RSH says:

    Good. Arteta needs to be less reluctant to give young players a chance instead of relying on some of the senior letdowns. ESR could’ve been introduced sooner, Nelson should’ve gotten starts over Willian.

  8. Mike says:

    This lad has good vision, strong in the tackle, good range of passing, calm and composed on the ball so yeh integrate him into the first team these youngsters bring new ideas energy and drive. The future is our youth👍👍

  9. Krish says:

    Till now Emery has brought through more young players than Arteta.. arteta has to start giving them more minutes and chances

  10. Gunner23 says:

    NOT RELATED TO THIS ARTICLE, BUT I’ve been watching Lucas Paqueta play and I kind of like him more than Auoar Maybe Arsenal should offer Xhaka for him, Now that we are becoming Brazilian Arsenal why not bring another. Just saying.

  11. Sean says:

    Bologun get him playing and signed to a new deal to TAKE Eddie’s spot once he goes out on loan, same with Willock until pre season where we will welcome back Matteo & William also.

    Youth is the way to go for Arsenal.

    Willian, Pepe, Torriera, Xhaka & Elneny can go with the rest of the out of contractors. Reiss Nelson would be better than these guys on the wings with Saka, Martinelli & Auba.

    Leno
    Bellerin
    Saliba
    Mavraponas
    Gabriel
    Mari
    Holding
    Teirney
    Partey
    Guendouzi
    AMN
    SmithRowe
    Saka
    Martinelli
    Nelson
    Auba
    Laca
    Bologun
    (Willock, Chambers & Eddie also?)

    Bring in a few new faces to add to that squad and get rid of the ones who are bit contributing.

  12. Stan Adams says:

    Azeez is another good youngster hopefully he will get his chance soon,it makes sense to give Afc youngsters a go look at Saka who can doubt that he is a star.

  13. Henry Lwanga says:

    Yes we need those young players to come on and inspire the the mature players that arsenal is a big team that needs fighters to keep its glory up but willock, and Eddie, need loaning such that we can c if they can reach the expectations cos as per now they are below the standard of arsenal, but Nelson can be guided well by arteta, cos is really talented especially in counter attacks he can move with the ball on a high pace but don’t think and arteta must encourage xhaka to always be alert at edge of the opponent’s box such that we can get goals from him as he has that skill of shooting from a distance, just like fernandinho of man city used to do b4 he got weary, i think we are loosing maximum potential from our players, so Nelson and xhaka must be shaped in their way of play, they can turn to be important players of the team but if u put xhaka to make tackles infrant of our defense, red card will be many cos that’s one of his weaknesses (he doesn’t know how to tackle)

  14. Mo'guns says:

    PJ you are correct when you get a chance you need to grab with both feet, just like Saka. Martinelli, Nelson Guendouzi. Willock is a waste, at least in the first team, for Eddie, he is taking to long. Giving Miguel and Balogan there chance. Eddie will better his game. Willock needs to go. He’s not part of the Arsenal.

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