Our Arsenal fans here in the Transfer Tavern are always hoping a young gun will come through the ranks and go on to be a success.
The Gunners have struggled for great youth academy players, often opting to buy them young from other clubs and nurture them to the Arsene Wenger style of play. With Arsenal, as they are currently and over the past few years, many in the bar often wondered whether Wenger would draft in a load of youngsters to really freshen things up at the Emirates Stadium to give the new look they’ve needed so much.
Especially with the club’s unwillingness sometimes to not let the purse strings go, relying on youth really could have given the Gunners a fresh impetus. However, with the recent arrivals in the January window, and what seems to be a re-emergence of a few players, some of the burgeoning talents currently in north London should look to leave to further their careers.
With that in mind, here’s a closer look at TWO of them.