Arsenal Reserves & Youths


#363

That was actually a decent generation. Wilshere, Coquelin, Lansbury, Bartley, Ozyakup, Sunu all had pretty reasonable careers. I think Gibbs had already been promoted too about that time and maybe Szczesny. No stars but good players nonetheless.


#364

Yeah and I’m proud of us and Wenger for giving them a chance, showing that there is always a path to the first team if you perform well.

Underlines our non plastic credentials by not sending them to vitesse or America or some shit.


#365

Better than our first team! :wenger:


#366

Nelson and Nketiah :giroud2: we’re about to win the PL!!!

2 - I think


#367

https://twitter.com/plyouth/status/987421100891099136


#368

Finally a League title for us!


#369

Need a season compilation video of Nketiah and Nelson.

Pronto.


#370

The under 18s aren’t as good as the under 23s :see_no_evil:

https://twitter.com/jeorgebird/status/988748277066723328
https://twitter.com/jeorgebird/status/988748706852888576

We’re still going to finish above Spurs though


#371

Bet arsenal under 18’s 9-0. Another trophy for Spurs!


#372

U18s are pretty great actually, in the Youth cup final and doing well in the league.

Basically, game in which the only interesting players are 15 year olds because all the others are resting for the final = result which we shouldn’t give two fucks about


#373

Yep. Going to finish second in that league.

Our youth in general has been doing well lately. There has to be at least a few stars amongst the lot :pray:


#374

They’ll get a fake cheap plasticy (like their club) trophy with it imprinted on it for their cabinet.


#375

They have one space left for it aswell!


#376

Open bus parade for Spurs!


#377

If anyone’s interested…

https://twitter.com/stillberto/status/989880523857317888


#378

Shame. Smith-Rowe I heard played well.

Looks like Vitesse are pretty set for the future.


#379

No double for us, then.


#380

Yeah i watched it, he was our standout – but the whole team look pretty decent.

The problem is, Chelsea’s youth team is something else. They’ve won this cup 4 years in a row (probably going to be 5).

Their youth squad has so much talent – yet rather than try to bring them into the first team, they stockpile them and send most of them on loan continuously. Considering some of the dross their first team has (Ross Barkley anyone) it’s surprising that more of the youngsters don’t get more of a chance.


#381

If anyone cares, we’re getting absolutely smashed! 4-0 to Chelsea so far. 7-1 on agg!


#382

Results are the least important in youth football.