Over the last few days, Arsenal has promoted four youngsters to the first team squad, Emile Smith Rowe, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock are all now fully fledged members of the senior team.
That means none of them is going to go out on loan and will be given their chance to shine in the first team next season.
This is exciting news, this is exactly what most of the fans have been calling on the club to do and they deserve credit for trusting in our excellent youth.
It was always confusing to read that Arsenal was interested in signing this teenager or that teenager when we already had a crop of highly talented youth players.
All four have shown on some level that they have the ability and mental capacity to succeed on the highest level, Reiss and Smith Rowe have done it in Germany, Nketiah featured in nine senior games last season, including five in the Premier League and Willock, even featured in the Europa League final.
Other clubs, most notably Ajax, have proven that you can succeed with a bunch of kids and we had fallen behind in recent years, these promotions show that the club has taken the decision to give the youngsters a chance and let’s be honest, they can hardly do much worse than what a fair few of the senior players did last season.
I am excited by this news, I want to see these players playing regularly, hopefully, Unai Emery will have the courage to go with them whenever appropriate and not keep falling back on the established players that so often let us down.