Arsenal loanee puts in ‘Man of the Match’ performance to get fans talking

Daniel Ballard has once again got tongues wagging as he stars on loan for Millwall this season, with the Arsenal loanee helping his side to a clean sheet against Bristol City.

The defender has quickly established himself as a key player at the heart of the Lions defence, and the 22 year-old is definitely attracting attention from Arsenal’s fans.

Before the summer, we were expecting all of William Saliba, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Daniel Ballard to get the chance to spend pre-season in north London before a decision would be made on their futures, but none of them featured for the senior side in any of our friendlies, and they have since been shipped out on different loan deals.

While all three impressed on their respective temporary spells last season, the Frenchman is the most highly rated, with the club spending in excess of £30 Million to land him in 2019 from St Etienne, but Ballard’s performances for both Millwall and the Northern Ireland senior team are receiving plenty of praise.

His outing yesterday even got hailed as a Man of the Match performance by Football.London’s Connor Humm.

A Millwall fan was also in awe of Ballard’s role in the victory also.

Should Arteta be following Ballard’s progress closely? Is the Championship a better ground than Ligue 1 for understanding how one would adjust to Premier League football?

Patrick

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6 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    Lets hope he keeps progressing.

  2. siamois says:

    The club does have a loan manager and department,our on loan players are now carefully and closely watched.

  3. jon fox says:

    REALITY would suggest that already aged 22 and only, as yet, on loan in the Championship, to a mid table side, he is unlikely ever going to make the grade at our level.

    Hope springs eternal in many Gooner breasts and even in mine, but REALISM comes way ABOVE hope, at least in mine.

    When you factor in this sites constant need for a new article, however relevant or IRRELEVANT, you get a clearer picture, I suggest!

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      jon, let’s be pleased Arsenal loanees are performing well. I’m surprised someone of your experience would give up on a 22 yo player, particularly a CB.

      1. jon fox says:

        ozzie “Hope springs eterenal in Gooner breasts , even in mine “. I explicitly did not and do not RULE OUT categorically ANY chance for him to make the grade.

        I simply said it is realistically unlikely. Which it is!

        PLEASE QUOTE ME ACCURATELY AND TRY NOT TO MISREPRESENT WHAT I WRITE, AS I CHOOSE MY WORDS CAREFULLY AND FOR A REASON!

        1. Ozziegunner says:

          I was not trying to misrepresent what you were saying.

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