8 bright young Arsenal stars: Keep, sell or loan out
- How many of Arsenal's young starlets have a future when they make the step up to first-team level?
Arsenal currently has a large number of young talents with players such as Emille Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka impressing for the first-team this season, whilst Reiss Nelson has really impressed on loan at Hoffenheim in Germany.
Here is a look at 8 young Arsenal players and whether Unai Emery should keep, sell or loan out.
#8 Matt Macey
Matt Macey has not had a nice time at League One9 club Plymouth. This season so far he has conceded 55 goals in 32 games, which sums up the troubles that he has had. Although, it is fair to say perhaps at a better club he would have done better. Unai Emery is not expected to hand the 24-year-old goalkeeper an extension at the end of the season.
Verdict: FREE TRANSFER
#7 Jordi Osei-Tutu
The young right-back has done very well in the under 23s this season and he looks like he could be a very similar player to Hector Bellerin with his raw speed and agility. It is believed he is likely to get loaned out in the summer in order to gain some first-team football.
#6 Julio Pleguezuelo
It feels like Julio Pleguezuelo has been part of the Arsenal academy for years and you would be right. Since he joined Arsenal from Barcelona at the young age of 17 Pleguezuelo has played a total of 60 times for Arsenal under 23s which shows how long he has been at the squad for. He was handed his first team debut for Arsenal against Blackpool in the Carabao Cup on the 31st of October 2018. Since then he has not made any appearances. It seems that the likelihood is that his time at Arsenal is up.