The Youth Thread | U18s, U21s, Next Gen Series

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by Fitzgerald#11, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Romfordray

    Romfordray Member+

    Oct 24, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hear it was free as per Arseblog. Not uncommon. Might have some back end stuff like sell ons etc.
     
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I presume you're talking about McGuane and not Giroud. ;)

    Isn't it a little odd that we'd give away for free a promising youngster? Especially to Barca of all clubs!

    Hopefully there's a least some fancy contract stuff which could bring us future money depending on how he ends up being used or sold.
     
  3. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spain has an advantage for development in that the top table's reserve teams play in the lower leagues in real competition, so being signed by Barça B can be a great option for a young player, and I guarantee Arsenal get paid if Barça ever sell him.
     
  4. fari

    fari Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Denver,CO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Under 23s put 4 past Everton also...Reiss scored 1, Eddie with a hattrick
     
  5. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Insist on a buyback at set price, or a right of first refusal.
     
  6. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I sincerely hope so. Otherwise it would seem a bit daft.
     
  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Yacine Adli is supposedly signed and also we've nabbed a 15 year-old from La Masia, Joel Lopez. Glad it seems like we're infusing new talent into the youth systems. I'll be really excited about Emery and our new structure if there's a newfound prioritization on bringing youngsters through. Ever since Arsene turned his bag on the youth movement/banter era our youth policy has been so desperately muddled and incompetent.

    It looks like we have some really good HG talent coming through right now too.
     
  9. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Still want arteta?
     
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  10. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Reiss Nelson is the first Englishman to score a brace in the Bundesliga, this century.
     
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  11. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    That's 4 goals in 170 minutes for Hoffenheim. I certainly don't expect him to maintain that strike rate, but he'll be like a new signing when he returns next season.

    Actually, with all the transfer speculation about midfielders to replace Ramsey when he leaves on a free next summer, I believe Arsenal will replace him in-house. Nelson is just one of a number of in-house alternatives for Ramsey's minutes, including Maitland-Niles and Iwobi.
     
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  12. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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  13. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Is he playing as a st in a pair or is he leading the line? He was always out wide for us
     
  14. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    It looks like he is moving around a little bit. He appears to have played as part of a two, as a wing, and in one game it looked like he lined up as the 10.
     
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  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With all the playing time and hype he's been getting, I've been fretting that Reiss may not be so happy coming back to us and (potentially) getting less PT? But then I heard something that quoted him as saying he dreams of coming back to be Arsenal's captain, and I felt much better.
     
  16. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's the Fabregas effect going the other way. I think he's going to want to come home at some point.
     
  17. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are there any updates on Zelalem? He came to mind today, and it appears he is on our U-23 squad, but I can't find much about how well he is playing. Based on lack of talk about him, probably not likely he stays when his contract expires in the summer...
     
  18. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    For a 19 year old midfielder to do this is absurd. If he keeps progressing, he's going to be a monster the likes of which we haven't seen in a long time (especially as he puts muscle onto that frame).

     
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  19. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Since that first slide through pass to mikhi vs Chelsea away (that auba skied) you could tell he has real talent
     
  20. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think his ceiling is going to be lower than a lot of us want to believe because of his limited athleticism. He should be a very fine player for a long time, though.
     
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  21. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I kind of agree.

    Its why AMN's mentality is super frustrating. He has way more talent than Guendouzi imo, but Guendouzi has a personality to take over a match while AMN just sits in chill mode.
     
  22. wanye_stirrear

    wanye_stirrear Member+

    Sep 19, 2002
    Maryland
    That’s odd.I think his athleticism is one of his strengths. He is fairly big and agile, and he uses his body well. He also has good endurance. I’m not sure where he is lacking athletically at all. He hasn’t gotten his man strength yet, so he could be stronger l, but I don’t even think he necessarily needs to bulk up. He just needs to fill out.
     
  23. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Have you been listening to Clive?
     
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  24. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Clive's cadence makes my head hurt. Not to say anything about the merits of what he says, he just speaks sooo slowly. It's like he's from Mississippi.
     
  25. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A dude who previously hung out at the Brewhouse a lot (did the reverse move of yours) told me he listened to that pod on 1.5 speed. But my response is that would make Elliot almost unlistenable. ;)
     

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