‘Done deal’: Fabrizio Romano confirms 12-month move for Arsenal wonderkid

Fabrizio Romano has stated that wonderkid Marcelo Flores will spend the 2022-23 campaign on loan with Real Oveido after the club completed a deal with Arsenal.

The 18 year-old is amongst the most talked about players in the Arsenal academy at present, playing with his elders as well as being a full Mexico international already.

It remains to be seen whether he will continue to feature regularly for his country, or whether Mexico were keen to promote him to the senior side for his debut in order to confirm his allegiance for them, with both Canada and England having been eligible options for him also.

He was recently excluded from the squad for our tour of the USA, with Reuell Walters the only outfield player from the academy group to have been included in the travelling party.

Flores has now agreed to move to the Spanish second-tier as he looks to make the next step-up in his career, and will be hoping to pick up some senior minutes as he continues to work his way towards the Arsenal senior side, with transfer insider Fabrizio Romano confirming that the deal is now ‘finally completed’.

While the youngster seems to be ahead of his peers as he looks to progress, he doesn’t seem ready for the senior Arsenal team just yet, so it makes sense for him to be allowed to go and showcase his talents on loan elsewhere.

Flores has played in various areas of the team in recent seasons, from central midfield to on the wings, and it will be interesting to see where Oviedo look to give him the most exposure this term.



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  1. I didn’t see any difference between Veira & Flores
    but our manager has made his choice just like Saliba & White

  2. i am wondering, if this young player,is as good as folk make him out to be, then, why is he not in the first team squad. and before you remind me gol young he is i will say one name, trevor francis !!. if a kid is as good as people make out on here, then , that player is being put under tremendous pressure. put him in the first team and try him out, we will then soon find out how good he actually is. after all, if he is good enoughh to play for his national side, thhen i believe he is good enough to play for us. seems srrange to me .

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