The Youth Thread | U18s, U21s, Next Gen Series

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

  1. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC

    LOL. Chicago can be a tough place to live with kids.
     
  2. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He’s incredibly slow; probably slower than Xhaka in a sprint. He also takes a long time to turn.
     
  3. wanye_stirrear

    wanye_stirrear Member+

    Sep 19, 2002
    Maryland
    I don’t know, man. I don’t see it.

    I worry more about his decision making than his athleticism.
     
  4. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    He is not slow at all, this is really odd
     
  5. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    #905 casoccerdad47, Dec 20, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
    He's relatively fast with the ball at his feet, but he's not very fast at a sprint.

    But the original point was a comparison Guendouzi to Maitland-Niles. Maitland-Niles is clearly much quicker and much faster.
     
  6. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll take Clive's sound over Paul's or Elliot's any day.
     
  7. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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    --other--
    Definitely

    But I’ve also seen the two play. The mentality thing is the thing I picked up from that podcast but physical talent I think it’s clear AMN is a better talent.
     
  8. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Okay.
     
  9. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Race him, Jerry!
     
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  10. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Amn needs a shit as a cm imo
     
  11. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    Edited it for you. Your fingers are just to big for your cell phone. BTW, I agree.
     
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  12. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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    --other--
    Fa sho

    You think he would take the entire 90 minutes?
     
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  13. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Lmao sorry yo

    Amn has big potential

    He’s strong, quick and a decent passer

    Be nice to see him get a chance
     
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  14. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Connecticut
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  16. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    Per whoscored, Beilik scored and was Man of the Match as Charlton advance to the League 1 playoff final.
     
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  17. 88AgentS

    88AgentS Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Our transfer situation is so uninspiring. Not a lot of funds, cool. I hope we use the promising youth and and returning loan players. Seeing the Jeff flourish just irks me since I really wanted him to succeed here.

    Krystian Bielik plays long(i.e. long legs) and we can use him in the midfield or cb. Ainsley Maitland-Niles should absolutely be moved into center midfield or wing. Preferably midfield so we have some speed in the center of the pitch. To that end, also add in Joe Willock and Emile Smith-Rowe into the mix. I know that's a lot of youth in the midfield and they WILL make mistakes, but so do our current senior players. Calum Chambers has gotten player of the year at Fulham, play him or sell at this point. Reiss Nelson comes back and plays. Eddie Nketiah either becomes the de facto forward in cups guy or should go on loan.

    I haven't seen enough of Xavier Amaechi or Bukayo Saka to really comment on them.
     
  18. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bielik supposedly had a good year at Charlton but I think he played CM mostly, whereas he's a more natural CB. And Arseblog says he's SLOWWWW.

    It's really nice that Chambers got POTY at Fulham, but he's had so many chances with us before and never really made it. If he comes back it's one more try, for just one more season, maybe even just thru December, and that's it! No more tries Callum after that. Make it or leave.

    Of the others, the main one that I have (unrealistically?) high hopes for is Nelson. Nketiah & Saka have shown glimpses of brilliance and chutzpah but they seem more of a crap shoot.
     
  19. 88AgentS

    88AgentS Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does it really get slower than Mertesacker? Bielik being slow just means we couldn't partner him with Holding/Chambers who are around average in speed. I really think including the youth would make the team more competitive. I forgot Mavrapanos, I think he should go out on loan. He probably has the physical attributes, but still needs the confidence here.
     

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