Arteta needs to trust in Arsenal’s youths to safeguard our future

Why our Priority Must Be Youth by AI

Our current under-23 players the most talented and first-team experienced bunch we have ever had in the history of this football club?

Ainsley Maitland-Niles
William Saliba
Konstantinos Mavropanos
Kieran Tierney
Matteo Guendouzi
Joe Willock
Emile Smith-Rowe
Bukayo Saka
Eddie Nketiah
Gabriel Martinelli
Reiss Nelson

What’s completely unique about this specific bunch is that they are all incredibly experienced.
Saliba at 18 is a regular starter for Saint Etienne and one of their very best players. Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been playing since the Arsene Wenger days. Konstantinos Mavropanos has got some experience in the Greek league and the physio room. Tierney has played over 100 games for Celtic in the Scottish league and the Champions League. Guendouzi has been a fixture since Emery’s first year to the extent that some complain that he’s been overplayed. Joe Willock has also played more than he has deserved underneath Unai Emery. Emile Smith-Rowe has starred in Arsenal’s Europa League campaign and has continued to flourish in the Championship with Huddersfield. Bukayo Saka has earned plenty of appearances this season in high profile matches. Eddie Nketiah has been in the first team longer than most and has played quite a handful of first team football with goals to back it up. Gabriel Martinelli has simply been awesome in the Premier and Europa League this season. And Reiss Nelson played under Arsene Wenger, flourished for the most part in the Bundesliga, and is back playing under the Emirates floodlights this season.

This is an incredible group of youths that can only help us going forward, either in terms of football development or market value. We must continue to give further chances to these players now that most of them are out of the nursery stage. Going forward, their potential performances or sales are going to be of extremely high value for us.

This is why we must trust in our youth.

Agboola Israel


  1. Easier said then done. Martinelli for example may receive big offers from other clubs
    Will be difficult to hold on to him

    Especially if we don’t qualify for CL

  2. Very funny there is no way martinelli will leave after just one season at arsenal 😂 arsenal doesn’t have to sell and they still have edu who brought him along there is no clause that says that either am only worried about auba at the moment

    1. I don’t think things are as bad as the papers say,I think like with Pepe ,MA is working hard on and off the training ground with our young players who need it the most and it takes time,well I hope this is what it is!!

  3. On paper the eleven !listed players would form an exciting team.Pity they are highly unlikely to get the opportunity to play as an eleven in the FA cup eg .I would back this eleven against the others who currently make up our first team squad, regardless of their cost, wages and experience.As a fan I would be delighted to watch a pre season match between the “probables” and “possibles” which used to happen in many Clubs in the 50’s and 60’s.

  4. The truth is, our younger players are very important to our future, its just a bit strange what is happening to AMN, Gouendouzi, Martinelli and Willock as far as reduced playing time. If he pisses them off, they will go. The truth also is, every single player in this team has a price and could or would be sold if interest was shown.

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