24 Mar 2022 | 02:42 | Football
Success of Hale End Academy
Arsenal is implementing a radical rejuvenation policy. They have boosted their academy players to the first team over the years and there are some that have proven themselves in the immediate future, as is the case with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.
In addition, other young rookies such as Gabriel, Ben White and Martin Odegaard all played very well under the guidance of Mikel Arteta. This is what the Spaniard has been planning since April last year.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “The young players have earned our trust and shown that we can count on them, not just in the games but in the way they operate. and practice every day.”
“The generosity and talent, which they have, comes from good teammates around them. Young players can only maintain and develop their level when playing with the right people. , beside the men who make them better.”
“They’re lucky to have top-class players by their side. These guys give them a lot of confidence and freedom, and they go on the pitch with that mindset. They know they’re supported. full support. They can make mistakes but they know seasoned players will protect them and that’s very important.”
With such a cross-cutting philosophy, Arteta continues to hunt for young players who fit the club’s style of play. Accordingly, Bruno Iglesias, the new 18-year-old star of Real Madrid, has recently caught the eye of the Arsenal scouting team.
Earlier this week, Iglesias was honored in the poll of the 50 best young players in the world in 2022. He joined Real Madrid’s youth team last year and quickly impressed. This season, in the campaign in the UEFA Youth League, Iglesias has scored 3 goals and 2 assists in 7 matches.
This midfielder can play well with both feet and is very strong in passing the ball. He is also appreciated for his ability to run and cross the ball at the same time. His handsome face and calm playing style make experts associate Iglesias with a famous number 8 of Real Madrid, Kaka.
After the success of the Odegaard deal, Arsenal could convince Iglesias that the Gunners are the promised land for young players. However, Arteta must be quick because Pep Guardiola is also ready to interrupt this deal.