So its day twelve in the Big Transfer House, and still nothing – is anyone really surprised? No, me neither, but I’m sick and tired of wondering who we will /won’t be buying, checking NewsNow every hour in hope that news will sneak in.
All we get is TV saying we need to tighten up the defence and the Fran Merida saga goes on… and on! AA says we need a miracle to win anything, Saha could leave Everton, Carlton Cole could leave West Ham and Joe Cole is set to leave Chelsea on a free – phew, that’s a lot, but we all know that none of them will be snapped up by our leader!
The Daily Mail are stepping up their story about us getting Saha – again, time will tell!
I thought today I would take this opportunity to write about something different, the England Cricket Team…!
Ok, only joking!!
Seeing as our fine leader trusts so much in our youth, I want to write about one of the players tipped to make it at Arsenal – we have seen a little bit of him in the first team, but mainly he is still employed in the Under 18’s.
The boys name is Herschel Sanchez Watt, born 14th February 1991 in London, England.
Typical Arsene, his position is midfielder/striker, and a bit short at 5’11”!!
Sanchez first played for us when he was seven years old and he has taken the usual path through the ranks until his debut for the first team, September 22nd last year, the match was against West Bromwich Albion in the third round of the Carling Cup – a game we won 2-0 and he scored! In doing so he became the 85th player to score on their debut for us!
Can anyone name the previous 84??? 😉
In September 2008, Watt broke a bone in his leg which kept him out of the first half of the 2008/9 season – four months he missed in total, but returned just before the Academy’s winter break. His career from that day has got better and better. During the same season, he signed his first professional contract.
Some reports say he has been a lifelong Gooner, but others suggest he was a Liverpool fan in his younger years and his dream was to score at Anfield for them in the Premier League. I think we will all believe the first bit there, after all, why would a kid born in London support a team up north somewhere – mme, maybe I should get my nephew to answer that one
Steve Bould rates him very highly, he says that Watt’s biggest asset is his physical ability; he is quick and pretty powerful and can score good goals!
Steve – Any goal is a good goal 🙂
Bouldy does also say that he needs to work on his one touch game, link play and learn to bring others into the game a bit more – despite that, he is a very exciting prospect.
Watt says the best side of his game is his work rate, his worst being his right foot! Another lefty in a team of lefties! And after his little chip in the FA Youth Cup Final Bould is right, he can score good goals! The week he was part of the side that won the double as the Academy Premier League title was won. Not a bad season, eh?
The question is, will he be the striker to step forward, will he be given his chance if the likes of Eduardo, Nikki B, Vela and Theo keep failing (I know some are injured) and if he is given his chance, do we think he is good enough right now to take it??
We have seen a few cameo appearances – are you convinced? Or, what about Sunu or JET?
What do you all think, who is the best player in the youth/academy to step up and make his mark if injuries persist and we don’t sign anyone?