Arsenal Youth

Martinelli expresses his desire to follow in Aubameyang footsteps as he tells Arteta he is ‘ready’ to play

Gabriel Martinelli has expressed his desire to follow in Arsenal teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s footsteps and has told boss Mikel Arteta he is ‘ready’ and waiting to play. The 19-year-old has had a stop-start Gunners career thus far, with a succession of injuries heavily restricting his game time since his arrival from Ituano in 2019. The …

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Mikel Arteta provides update on Folarin Balogun’s contract situation

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided an update on the contract situation of Folarin Balogun ahead of the Premier League game against Leeds United on Sunday. The 19-year-old striker has less than five months remaining on his Gunners contract and the club have yet to convince him to sign a fresh deal. Balogun is said …

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Arsenal youngster Saka heaps praise on ‘crazy’ Martinelli

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has lavished praise on Gabriel Martinelli. The young striker has shown his quality whenever he is on the pitch for the Gunners in all competitions this season. Saka and Martinelli are the two brightest hopes among the current crop of youngsters within Mikel Arteta’s squad. “Just watch him play and press, …

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Arsenal youngster wins back-to-back Player of the Month awards

Bukayo Saka has been named as Arsenal’s Player of the Month for January, adding that to his equivalent award for December 2020. The young Englishman was likely going head-to-head with Bernd Leno for the award, after the pair were both shortlisted for the Premier League Player of the Month award for the same period, with the …

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Arsenal teenager receives 2nd consecutive Player of the Month nomination

The Premier League announced their nominees for the PL2 January Player of the Month award on Monday, and for the third time in a row, an Arsenal player was involved. Nikolas Duus Möller earned a nomination in November, whilst Folarin Balogun got one in December. The pair missed out on the actual awards to Liam Delap (Manchester City) and Lewis …

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Arthur Okonkwo has been told he’s Arsenal’s fourth-choice goalkeeper for the rest of the season

AllNigeriaSoccer report that Arthur Okonkwo has been formally informed by Mikel Arteta that he’s now Arsenal’s fourth-choice goalkeeper for the rest of the season, ahead of the other options at youth level. Arsenal have quite a few u23 goalkeepers right now, with Okonkwo joined by Karl Hein, James Hillson, Tom Smith, and others, but the 19-year-old …

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Arsenal 20yo praised by manager and media after debut

Zech Medley made his debut for Kilmarnock on Saturday, earning praise from his manager and the media despite their defeat. Arsenal youth defender Zech Medley moved to Kilmarnock on transfer deadline day, making the bench the next day as they lost to Celtic. The centre-back then got a chance in the starting lineup against St. …

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Arsenal’s overlooked loanee wins Player of the Month award

Arsenal have been made to look rather silly as William Saliba has won Nice’s player of the month award after a strong start to life on loan with the Ligue 1 club. The young Frenchman was barely used by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta this season before being sent out on loan, and it seemed at …

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Willock: Beating Southampton bringing Newcastle dressing room closer

Joe Willock insists Newcastle United can build on their victory over Southampton. Willock, on-loan from Arsenal, is backing Newcastle’s battling spirit to ease them away from Premier League trouble after ending his debut for the club with a remarkable victory. Asked about the team spirit which saw Newcastle through, Willock told NUFC TV: “To be honest with you, I haven’t …

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