Arsenal chasing Mexican wonderkid Marcelo Flores

Although most of the focus this summer has been on which ready-made stars Arsenal are going to bring into the team, the Gunners are also still aiming to have our Academy well-stocked with talented youngsters to be trained in the Arsenal way and work their way up through the ranks.

It appears that Sven Mislintat is currently setting his sights on Marcelo Flores, whose father Ruben was a professional in Mexico. He then went to Canada but has now moved his son to Ipswich after luckily meeting the Town academy coach Steve Foley in the Cayman Islands. Foley was immediately impressed with the young Marcelo. He said in the East Anglian Times: “He (Marcelo) stuck out like a sore thumb, he reminded me of a young Craig Bellamy and I thought to myself ‘Wow, who is this kid?’

“He made a big impression on me but the only way we were going to know if he was as good as he seemed, no disrespect to football in the Cayman Island and Canada, was for him to come and train with the academy at Ipswich.

“We have used him mainly as a striker but he can play in different positions – he just wants to play.

“He is quick, naturally fit and hungry for the ball, he doesn’t have to be told to go and get it back.”

He has now been at Ipswich for a couple of years and must be pretty impressive if he has caught the attention of Mislintat, who according to the Mirror is apparently trying to tempt him to come to our Academy this summer instead


  1. gotanidea says:

    Arsenal had wonderkids called Wilshere and Ramsey, now they have Iwobi, Maitland-Niles and Nelson

    What happened to Omari Hutchinson?

  2. Rkw says:

    Forget wonder kids need some serious quality in defence and midfield to move ahead … The Brazilian playing right back for Russia looks decent … But wenger missed yet another trick when isco was out if favour at Madrid and there was talk of him moving … World class footballer

    1. Ken1945 says:

      Rkw, did I just read that you are accusing Wenger of missing yet another trick?
      Well,as you have such a low opinion of the man, can I ask you what your opinion is of all the other professional manager’s around the world who are so much better than him, but also missed yet another trick on this world class player?
      Jeez can’t you just move on, or at least think about what you’re saying?

      1. Rkw says:

        Wasn’t it George Santayana … Left back for Real Madrid …who said those who forget the past are domed to repeat it !!! Am beginning to worry he was right .. So yep am thinking carefully about what I’m saying

  3. Alldwayfromafika says:

    Wc is starting to get annoying….I guess that’s what you get for sacking your coach days to a competition cause Spain never looked their best throughout…and pique Is the luckiest player ever dude ain’t worth it

    1. Sue says:

      Dontcha just love a penalty shoot out?! ?

    2. gotanidea says:

      Maybe Pique did not want Spanish nationalism to rise up again, hence the seemingly deliberate handball

      More Spanish would oppose the Catalonia independence, had Spain gone through

  4. gotanidea says:

    Apparently the Catalonian and Lopetegui issues finally catch up with the Spanish player’s motivation

    Only some Spanish players put extra efforts, particularly Isco

  5. RSH says:

    isco had 23 key passes. We know how much Arsenal fans like that stat

  6. Sheet Head says:

    Russia, guys, Russia are going to run away with this trophy ???
    Then, as I have been diligent to warn us, Putin will blow the whole world into pieces when after taking a lot of wine, he presses the super nuclear bomb button instead of the fireworks button. It’s time you all repented brethren ??? and enjoy every match you watch, maybe the last you ever watch ???

    1. gotanidea says:

      I think it’s gonna be England or Belgium

      1. Unai Emery says:

        I don’t mind our new man Torreira being a world cup winner

    2. Ivan kamoga says:

      It’s becoming impressive after penaldo and Messi left the competition now the issue of comparison has fassed out.

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