Arsenal Reserves & Youths


#223

Maitland-Niles starting in Englands u20 World Cup group stage game.


#224

He was on the bench for the first match against Argentina.


#225

#226

Oh good. Standard stuff tbh.


#227

That’s a true shame for him.


#228

Weren’t gonna make it here anyway. Always looked featherweight.


#229

Bielik, Nwakali, Willock and Reine-Adelaide all reached an age where they should transition to the first team…


#230

Get in! Reiss Nelson debut incoming


#231

Excellent… Like them both and Reiss does seem our jewel atm.


#232

No mention of Willock…


#233

No Malen :frowning:


#234

Is he a defender?


#235

They forgot the words ‘pre-season’ in that quote.


#236

#237

Not what I expected at all but it’s a really good move imo.


#238

Why can’t we fucking sign him and loan him to Benfica, FFS?


#239

what did it say?


#240

Just that he’s off to Benfica (to play for their B team to start).


#241

It makes no sense, lol! Why would we sell one of our best youngsters to play in a reserve team?


#242

It’s not a sale, he’s out of contract and we couldn’t get him to re-sign, god knows why.

@Burgundy this is a pretty ridiculous thought but I thought of that supposed overheard meeting with Wenger/Gazidis in a hotel room when they reportedly said “Willock has no future here”. :grimacing: In the history of straw clutching that has to rank right up there but maybe there was something to that?