Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Spanish prospect signs Brentford loan deal

Jon Toral Arsenal

Championship side Brentford have confirmed the signing of young Arsenal attacker Jon Toral on a year-long loan deal. The 19-year-old signed from Barcelona in 2011 alongside Hector Bellerin and has climbed through the ... Read More »

Arsenal U21s kick-off new campaign with Hayden looking to push on

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The landscape concerning Arsenal’s youth development set-up has changed considerably over the summer, with Dutchman Andries Jonker now having formally started work as the club’s new Academy Manager. Over an extended period ... Read More »

Brady bemoans social media impact

Liam Brady

In an excellent and candid interview with the Irish Examiner’s Tony Leen, Liam Brady has bemoaned the lack of intelligence shown by certain young players who have ended up scuppering their Arsenal ... Read More »

Martinez giving himself the best possible chance of success

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Damian Martinez’s two competitive appearances for the Arsenal first-team to date could hardly have been more contrasting in nature. The Argentinian goalkeeper demonstrated a calm demeanour and was extremely confident in claiming ... Read More »

Shaun O’Connor returns to Arsenal


Brentford have announced that Shaun O’Connor, their Head of Academy Recruitment, has left the club to ‘take up a role’ at Arsenal. O’Connor was previously employed by the club but left under ... Read More »

Afobe moves to MK Dons

Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe has joined MK Dons on a season long loan deal. The youngster, once tipped for big things at Arsenal, has had loan spells at Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday in the ... Read More »

Crowley pens first pro contract at Arsenal


Promising Arsenal youngster Daniel Crowley has put pen-to-paper on his first professional deal with the club after turning 17. Recruited in July 2013 from Aston Villa having impressing against Arsenal at under-18 level, the midfielder ... Read More »

Olsson and Toral discover the difficulties of succeeding at Arsenal

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Pre-season is traditionally a time for youngsters to prove their worth for the season ahead, but the past few weeks have carried mixed emotions for Kristoffer Olsson and Jon Toral. The promising ... Read More »

Wilshere: Gedion’s willing to Zelalearn


Jack Wilshere has praised Gedion Zelalem’s willingness to listen and learn having watched the 17-year-old at close quarters during pre-season training. The German youth international turned heads with a series of impressive cameos ... Read More »

Willock takes his first steps on long route to the top

Arsenal often afford a plethora of youngsters the opportunity to impress during pre-season, indeed a large number of players received run-outs in last weekend’s opening friendly victory against Boreham Wood, but only ... Read More »

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