Peruvian starlet could be the first of many South American gems at Arsenal

Highly rated teenager handed a trial at Arsenal

Peruvian youngster Aron Sanchez has been handed a trial at Arsenal, according to journalist Chris Wheatley.

The Peru Under-20 international plays for AD Cantolao in his country’s top division and is seen as a potential recruit for the Under-23s squad.

Sanchez even made it to the provisional squad of Peru for the ongoing 2021 Copa America at the age of just 18.

Since the new Brexit rules were implemented, Arsenal have intensified their workings in South America. Several European scouts left the club last year, but their compatriots at Latin America stayed.

There is only one indication behind that: Arsenal will try to inject the first team with more South American blood hereonwards.

Sanchez may be first of many players, who will arrive at North London in the coming years to represent the first team. It was reported yesterday, by a Peruvian journalist, that the 18-year-old will be given the whole preseason with the team, rather than just a trial.

I can’t remember a single Peruvian player that has played for us. And if any of our Latin friends can name a few in the comments section below, I would highly appreciate it.

It’s evident to everyone that Arsenal is not a club of immense resources like Manchester City and Chelsea. Thus, it’s obvious and even clever to recruit players like Aron Sanchez, who can prove to be hidden gems.

CIES, which is a highly creditable footballing statistical firm, have intriguingly rated Aron Sanchez as one of the top most ‘Projected to Succeed’ players born in the year 2003. The list includes household names of Bundesliga such as Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz.

He is clearly a highly rated youngster who will definitely catch the attention of some big European clubs in the imminent future.

Arsenal have done a great job of unearthing him before other clubs, and if he does end up impressing in Arsenal’s pre-season, they should not think about landing him this summer.

Yash Bisht

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  1. Unfortunately, we can’t have too many foreign and non-homegrown players in EPL

    South Americans usually have difficulties in adjusting to EPL, such as Lucas Torreira, Gabriel Paulista, Andre Santos, Joel Campbell, Kleberson, Fred, Fabio/ Rafael da Silva, etc. There are the ones who can adjust quickly, but I believe there are more who can’t

    1. Torreira was fine, Alexis did well, Sergio Aguero

      So some can. I think this applies to most foreign players
      Also PL/homegrown players are too expensive

      1. Torreira was a great tackler in his first season at Arsenal, before having difficulties in keeping up with EPL players’ physicalities in his second season

        About Sanchez and Aguero, I think they’re the most successful South Americans in EPL after 2015. But they were endowed with great technical abilities and physicalities

        I forgot to mention another failed player, which is Juan Sebastian Veron from Man United

    2. @gotanidea
      Joel Campbell did quite well for himself. His problem was he was sacrificed for lesser players like Walcott and Wilshere etc…

      1. I can’t remember his impact when he started in some EPL games. I think the loans ruined him

        1. I was sad to see Joel Campbell  not make it with us.
          I always thought his work rate was pretty decent
          Question to all
          Why have we stopped recruiting from Scandinavia and Holland
          We had one and let him go and he was playing for Holland the other night but for what every reason we stopped buying /Had a few on loan but that doesn’t count

    3. whatever you think, in my opinion the rewards will outnumber the risks. But obviously, the recruitment has to be right in South America too

      1. As long as the transfer fee and the wage are small, we can gamble on some young South Americans

  2. Pat… OT… Dates for the London summer tournament now confirmed.

    It will be called ‘The Mind Series’ with funds raised being split between Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity, and three club’s respective foundations – Brilliant!

    Arsenal host Chelsea (Aug 1 @ 3pm) and then play Spurs away (Aug 8 @ 2pm) with Chelsea v Spurs (Aug 4 @ 7.45)


  3. In Italy: Nicolo Barela, Sandro Tonali and Arthur

    England: Ibrahima Diallo, Yves Bissouma and Leandro Trossard

    Spain: Odegaard and Isco

    Those are the type of midfielders I want to hear us targeting,,, not unknowns.

    Aside from Arsenal, I thought smoking of weed was at Arsenal only but apparently at Spurs they are willing to sell AURIER (the best right back in EPL, to me) and replace him with MAX AARONS (another over-hyped player) ……

    I can’t stop laughing at them…

    1. We play Hibs (13 July) and Rangers (17 July) in Scotland. Then head to Florida to play Inter Milan (25 July) and Everton or Millonarios (28 July). Should be good, Kenya!

  4. Which position does Aaron Sanchez play? Seems interesting from his data, lets see in pre season how he performs. OT Roma is again interested in Xhaka, see saw…

  5. Any a likely to become a gem is worth trying to see if it’ll workout successfully. And in this wise, I think that’s the reason Arsenal have decided to try Aron Sanchez to see if he would turnout to become an Arsenal great after he has nurtured to full football maturity.

    Us hopes are, he would workout very well for himself and Arsenal after he has gone through his trials period at the club. For, who knows if he’ll turnout to become Arsenal’s own Christiano Ronaldo who joined Man Utd at the youngster age of 18 years.

    But already, Arsenal have Balogun in their ranks. And who is expected to seize his opportunity with both his arms when he’s given to break in into the Arsenal first team next season and be playing regularly in matches for the club. Just as Saka and ESR took the chances to breakthrough into the 1st team last season and started playing regularly for club onwards.

    As a matter of fact, Arsenal can count themselves very fortunate to be having in their ranks the 4 young top quality gems of: ESR, Saka, Willock, Martinelli. 3 of whom are products of their Hale End school. And therefore, I am imploring the club hold on to their 4 assets tightly in their hands. But not let any one of them slip off through their fingers. Save of course for a very big money move to say to Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Jeventus and possibly Atletico Madrid. But certainly not to any of their PL big six rival club sides.

    The proceeds that resulted from the sale of any of them that Arsenal need will be used by them to strengthened their squad in a widow. Just like in this current Summer window when Arsenal need to sell to help raise sufficient funds to properly fund their incoming transfer budget to enabled them strenghtened the way they want to do it.

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