Kevin Campbell urges Mikel Arteta to include exciting youngster in the first team

Kevin Campbell has called on Mikel Arteta to hand Arsenal’s summer signing Marquinhos some first team chances.

The Gunners added the Brazilian to their squad in this transfer window, but he has mostly been involved in under23 football so far.

In matches for the club’s youth side, he has proven to be a level above his teammates there.

However, the Gunners have made a splendid start to this season, and they want to keep winning.

This means it is hard for Marquinhos to get playing chances, but they also want to sign a new winger.

Former Gunner Campbell believes the club should instead give chances to Marquinhos.

He said, as quoted by HITC:

“Marquinhos who’s done really well in the reserves and really shone. He’s played first-team football. He’s lively. Might as well have him on the bench. Let the fans see him. Let’s have a look because you know what, you might just get a surprise.”

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Marquinhos has been doing well for our youth team, and he would feel he deserves some chances with the senior squad.

It is a long season, and we are just at the beginning. We will compete in about four competitions, so there would be chances for him to play when the time comes.

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  1. Sensible, though an unstartling piece . Marquinhos, a Gary Likeker lookalike,at least in that picture, DOES SEEM TO HAVE REAL TALENT.

    So I agree with CAMPBELL that he will be in the first team squad very soon and though it is very early days as yet, all the signs suggest we have a really good player on our hands and for very little cost.

    Thanks Edu, even though you are unfairly criticised by a number of Gooners. I back your judgement .

    1. Yes Jon. I agree with you.
      I would rather we bring in a Defensive midfielder like Ndidi. and another Central Midfielder.

      Reis Nelson as well can rotate with Saka as well.

      Arteta has done well so far. We will be the surprise team of the season.

      9 points from 3 games. Best goal difference as well.

      1. I cannot agree less with Campbell. Marquinohos should be playing in the first team. Because he is such a huge talent and he has the physic to handle the premiership.

  2. From what I saw preseason he looks more than capable to playing abit part role this season .
    This talk of another winger seems silly to me even if Pepe ,who looks to be leaving ,when the position that looks like needing to be upgraded is the CM position .
    If that was to happen then im more than confident that we will get top 4 after seeing
    Only 3 games played

    1. By the way Balogun has scored his 3rd goal in a row to level Strasbourg lead,six minutes before the final whistle.

      1. He looks great in that team – not just the goals but his link play as well. That loan move could do wonders for him.

  3. It looks as though Arteta intends to do that. He’s said that Marquinhos is not going out on loan, they see his development best served by staying at the club in London – and also said that when the cups and EL start that people will get chances.

    I assume that they’re not keeping him in London to play in the U23s for the simple reason that it wouldn’t be much real development for the player. And that’s borne out by Srtata’s comments about why Marquinhos didn’t play in the 3rd U23 game – Arteta saying that “he didn’t need to play in that game”, implying that he was already up to speed – so there has to be another (more senior) role earmarked for him.

    If the Ukrainian or Spanish kids are signed then they may be the ones “for the future”. We’d have too many wingers then, so it may be just media hype.

    Cover for Partey maybe, unless Arteta is sure Elneny can do it.

    N.B. It looks as though any suggestion Partey might have a legal problem has been put to bed? It’s been quiet on that front for quite a while now.

    1. IDKY
      Happy to hear that little bit on Partey, one thing for sure if he remain injured free for a season which ever team finishes ahead of us shall surely win the league

    2. Marquinhos can be forward number 7 if we sign another one so wouldn’t read too much into that we are just keeping him around. Took Martinelli a fair old while to hit the level he is at now. Give him time.

      On Partey charges were dropped.

    1. Yep, me too. I posted a couple of days ago (slightly tongue in cheek) something like… I wonder if Brazil’s starting forward line will be coming home to the Emirates after the wc 🙂

      I bet Marquinhos (and the other two) would love to get a chance to develop an understanding in the run-up to the wc.

  4. I like the kid from the little I saw of him at the Camping arena.

    Seems very aggressive and strong.

    Brazil is blessed with top top wingers for this worl cup, there is a top Brazilian right winger at Porto his name is Pepe, he will rival Raphinha

  5. I’m also interested in looking at Marquinhos at the highest level, but if it was recommended by Campbell, I’m not so sure any more.

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