The future may be bright, but sadness looms……..

Yesterday we heard the news that Lady Nina has decided to sell her shares in our club, she owns 15.9 of them. Stan the Man owns 29.98 shares and the Big Man from Russia owns 26.29. Even someone like me, who can’t add up for love nor money knows that if either of the two boys buy the shares they will have to make a takeover bid. (yesterday I added 90 + 30 = 150….. 🙂 )

It’s suggested she wants her shares sold by the end of May!

For me, that’s where it ends, I don’t know enough to discuss the issue over shares, all I know is, it will be a very sad day when Arsenal no longer belongs to Arsenal and our club just becomes a ‘Boy’s Toy’…..

Putting thats aside, the future looks quite bright with all the up and coming young players. Over the last few days/weeks we have talked about who should go, who we should buy, but what about those players in the youth/reserves?

Just who will Arsene Wenger think about before making any of the much needed experienced signings…

These are the Reserve/Youth Players currently at Arsenal – according to


Sean McDermott


Sead Hajrovic
George Brislen-Hall
Daniel Boateng
Pedro Botelho
Havard Nordtveit
Ignasi Miquel
Nicholas Yennaris
Rhema Obed
Kyle Bartley
Thomas Cruise
Craig Eastmond
Cedric Evina
Kerrea Gilbert
Gavin Hoyte
Luke Ayling


Chukwuemeka Aneke
Oguzhan Ozyakup
Sam Byles
Jernade Meade
Nacer Barazite
Francis Coquelin
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Emmanuel Frimpong
Henri Lansbury
Mark Randall
Sanchez Watt


Benik Afobe
Roarie Deacon
Luke Freeman
Rhys Murphy
Jay Simpson
Gilles Sunu

Who out of that lot is ready to step up next year then? Is there a player that  Arsene Wenger will truly believe to be ready for the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League?

Is there one, two or maybe even three players that he can honestly say will be good enough to make the move into the first team?

One thing for sure is, unless its another Cesc, Henry or TV in the making, we don’t need to buy any more young players. If we buy, we need players who have 3/4 seasons left at their peak.

I think there are a fair few from that crop that we will one day be watching play in our first team….

Any stand out for you? Do we actually know enough about them to comment?

I know a few are too young to be considered, but it goes back to that ‘If you’re good enough, you’re old enough’, Shrek is living proof of that!!

Just a little distraction from tommorrows game….

92 Responses to The future may be bright, but sadness looms……..

  1. rico says:

    Morning all, one more sleep 🙂 🙂

  2. OM says:

    You left out our most promising and needed prospect..Wojciech Tomasz Szczęsny! He will be our future no.1 keeper and I just hope he keeps doing well out on loan at Brentford.

    Other than him Pedro Botelho and Havard Nordtveit are the only two along with the obvious Jack Wilshere that has not disappointed me out on loan. Hoping from much more from Sanchez Watt and JET but the would be the next level down of prospects for me, along with Afobe, Freeman, Coquelin and Bartley.

  3. rico says:

    Morning OM, welcome,

    If you check the site, you will see that Szczesny is listed as being in the first team squad…

  4. rico says:

    What about Lansbury, he has also had a good loan spell..?

  5. W.A.T.H says:

    Rico ur distracting from the obvious……….. 2moro is far to important to be talking about future players…. 1 more sleep 🙂 😛

  6. rico says:

    Morning wath – thats exactly why the distraction, its already getting to me, i have a feeling it will be little sleep….

    Lennon is also out tomorrow 🙂

  7. W.A.T.H says:

    It’s a NLD don’t matter what teams get put out form and everything else goes out the window and so do injuries….!. If the players ain’t up for this they should not be wearing the shirt…!

    It’s a win at all costs game end of…………..

  8. rico says:

    You won’t get any disagreement from me about that wath, this is massive and we will win…

  9. Erick says:

    Morning all
    One more sleep

  10. W.A.T.H says:

    Erick ya bandit 🙂 we even getting you into the swing of things………. Lol……… Can i interest you in a rather large vodka as well…! Be rude not 2…!

  11. dean says:

    Chuks Aneke is quality!

  12. rico says:

    Morning erick, dont you go for the vodka 😉

  13. SteveO says:

    I believe the absolute stick ons are Chuks and Afobe closely followed by Frimpong n Lansbury and then you have a possible batch that includes freeman Watt Henserson Coq

  14. W.A.T.H says:

    Hey Grumpy u leave Erick alone…………!! 😛

  15. Erick says:

    sailor am allergic 🙂 rude lol
    Rico 🙂

  16. rico says:

    Morning to those just joined AR, good to see you here

    Im going with


  17. rico says:

    I am grumpy, I want tomorrow here and a good portion of thrashing dished out to the spuddies….


  18. W.A.T.H says:

    I reckon you should take a french stick down the hi rd and bash em Rico 🙂

  19. rico says:

    french stick, what a waste of good bread, i could think of a few other things to use…. like rotten tomatoes 😉

  20. W.A.T.H says:

    nice bit of 4×2…………… no pun intended…..! 😀

  21. rico says:

    The way I make bread, there’s not too much difference 😉

  22. harryo says:

    bartley ,coq. eastman , afobe and maybe sunu, the rest should be offloaded. too many so called promising players in the first squad never mind these ones, expieriance needed not kids

  23. rico says:

    Got to pop out for half an hour, back shortly

    Good comment harryo, experience is what we need right now…

  24. Shaun Sen says:


    I agree with you on Lansbury, Eastmond, Coquelin, JET. Not sure about Sunu. Szczęsny, Bartley and Wilshere to add to that.

    The next batch is Freeman, Afobe, Aneke, Ayling

    Good site and keep up the good work

    Shaun the Watford Gooner

  25. Erick says:

    AW has 45mil transfer kit No David Villa 1 experience and may be 2 kids 😦 poooooor us

  26. rico says:

    Welcome to AR Shaun – Wilshere and Chesney are already in the first team sqaud 🙂

    Erick, or maybe just David Villa and Chamakh 😉

  27. Erick says:

    We need two defenders Rico Billy can’t last a season without being injured

  28. Erick says:

    RVP will be available AW states

  29. W.A.T.H says:

    No comment yet on Song I see………….! Lets hope he ok as well..! Need to win the midfield and then smash em…!

  30. Erick says:

    Oh Song Belongs come on Sailor make a tune

  31. W.A.T.H says:

    I’m going to spike your lemonade Erick the bandit..!

  32. Erick says:

    Wath don’t count on it 🙂 you merry making sailor any grapes juice for you tomorrow before the game

  33. W.A.T.H says:

    no grape juice 2moro Erick purely hardcore stuff….!

  34. rico says:

    I’m back now, sorry, I had to pop out yet again 😦 😦

    Erick, Villa in a swap deal, and two defenders 🙂

  35. Erick says:

    Go easy lad the blog and Arsenal needs you next season 😉

  36. Erick says:

    Rico think the Mancs might have the upper hand may sell 2 players but its impossible

  37. K-TR7 says:

    Boooom!rvp is back!wonderboy is back!from AW’s comments rvp will play quite a bit.rico i will divide the european autopsy into attack and defensive aspects of our team.hope its ok…

  38. Suhail.TV says:

    Evening all..

  39. rico says:

    Just reading that KTR7, great news, just wonderful 🙂

    Have you set up a wordpress account KTR7? If not would it be possible for you to do that please, then we can get you up and running…?

    Thats fine about the Euro piece, its yours and you do what you feel is best, we’ll hang on until after you know what has taken place tomorrow and the fiesty debate that will no doubt follow… 😉

  40. rico says:

    Evening STV 🙂

  41. rico says:

    I still can’t find anything out about Song??

    Anyone heard anything??

  42. Erick says:

    Evening STV, K-TR7 hope to see RVP on the flanks before getting back to the center

  43. Erick says:

    No Rico nothing yet

  44. Suhail.TV says:

    Finally,… That man is back.. What a relief. Shame we lost further two when one is back. But a fully fit RVP is enough for spurs now. Need the bluffing AA for play against city.

  45. agirlagunner says:

    Hello, all. Last night I said I wanted photos of RvP back in training, and what do you know obliged! Loves it.

    He’s back. I could cry.

  46. Suhail.TV says:

    Evening gunner girl. Glad to see u again.. Dont cry…!

  47. K-TR7 says:

    Rvp is one of the best strikers on earth and thats a fact!his technique,acceleration,ball skills and shooting are out of this say we lack a drogba/rooney but trust me if fit he is just as good or even better.rico when do you think is best to submit one of the articles?rvp!rvp!rvp!

  48. agirlagunner says:

    (blows nose) Hello, Suhail. I’m done with the tears of joy bit. Haha.

    Rico, how excited are you to thrash the spuds? I. Can’t. Wait.

    KTR7, am looking forward to your article.

    Hello, Erick and WATH

  49. rico says:

    Good question KTR7, the next few days will be Spuddie talk, would you be ok to hang fire until the end of the week or early next week?

    Did you see the wordpress bit??

    Evening agag, great news re RvP, AW says he has been cautious over his returne and now he is ready and sharp, i wouldn’t be surprised if he starts 🙂

  50. rico says:

    Ercik, maybe no news re Song is good news…

  51. W.A.T.H says:

    Evening AGAG………. I know u’ll share a vodka with me Erick is being a bandit…! Nothing on Song yet Rico..!

  52. Suhail.TV says:

    Ktr7, yes he is world class. I love to see RVP scoring than any one else every time. Each time when he plays the tricks, unselfish but brilliant passes scoring goals we are delighted, even his misses are not as annoying as other’s. But it’s a BIG worry each time when he get fouled. A fully fit van persie is a great blessing for any team.

  53. rico says:

    Nothing wath, nothing in the injury page on the website when i looked either… we need him tomorrow…

  54. Erick says:

    AGAG evening just get it off your chest its allowed and Wash it off with some vodka from the sailor(WATH) oh song belongs

  55. agirlagunner says:

    Yes, please, WATH a shot of Grey Goose, stat! Or Armadale, neat. Yum.

    What’s Erick being a bandit about.

    In my RvP excitement, I knew I forget something. Song! And we’ve only got one…

    Rico, I hope he gets to play, even if only for 15 to 20 mins. The sooner he reintegrates into the team, the better.

  56. Suhail.TV says:

    Chest washing in a vodka filled bathing tub. WATH your cousin vodka..

  57. rico says:

    The script is written agag, he will get the winner….

    A few months ago we talked in a post about Robin coming back to see us over the line, that line starts tomorrow at 8pm and ends at 5.45pm on the 9th May…

    At the end of that same line, our own rainbow, will be a pot of gold……

  58. rico says:

    I feel I am missing out, I hate Vodka 😦

  59. agirlagunner says:

    I’ve always loved the idea of a tubful of vodka Suhail, but that will be one pricey bath.

    Oh, and as for the original topic of Rico’s article, I like what I’ve seen of Eastmond so far. And JET seems to keep on scoring! I wonder if he can replicate that form for the Gunners.

  60. Suhail.TV says:

    Always nice to restart scoring with one against spurs.

  61. rico says:

    Strange story……

    Arsenal’s biggest shareholder Stan Kroenke has surprised analysts by declaring his intention to buy outright the Saint Louis Rams NFL team.
    There had been speculation that the American would sell his stake in the Rams to concentrate on a full takeover bid for the Barclays Premier League side.
    The 62-year-old holds just short of 30 per cent of Arsenal and is within 10 shares of reaching the level that would trigger and automatic takeover bid.

  62. W.A.T.H says:

    Grey goose is mothers milk……………

    Erick being a bandit AGAG he only wants fruit juice
    and none of the hard stuff 😉

    I reckon he will be fit Rico……….! I reckon RVP should actually start have changed my mind about impact sub… play him 60 mins bloew em away take him off…! We need his psark we missing flair players who can turn a game on it’s head get him on from the start smash em 2 bits then take him off..! Job done.

  63. agirlagunner says:

    Rico, what about some merlot or mellow tempranillo?

    I always have high hopes for our players, but even higher hopes for RvP. I get a lot of stick at work from Chav fans over it. But everytime I ask them to name anyone in Chelsea with comparable technique or talent, they shut up.

    See, he is undeniably class.

  64. Erick says:

    AGAG don’t listen to Wath he has too much of Vodka and grape juice 😉 Oh Song belong

  65. rico says:

    agag – ‘and as for the original topic or Rico’s article’ – That is so funny…. 😆 😆

    I knew that no-one would be too interested today, tomorrow is toooooooooo important..

  66. W.A.T.H says:

    U want beers or vino Rico…..??

  67. Erick says:

    Wath Milkshake 🙂

  68. W.A.T.H says:

    Erick the bandit does magic milkshake 🙂

  69. agirlagunner says:

    WATH, I only drink vodka, I am afraid. Or girly drinks with wuss names.

    Erick, a thimbleful of liquour in your juice wouldn’t hurt.

    RvP can score all sorts of goals, and his presence alone should shake up the Spuds.

    Has anyone read Redknapp’s views on how his Totnum side can match Arsenal? What a ridiculous statement!

  70. W.A.T.H says:

    AGAG that scag head rednap is as delusional as the rest of those vermin swamp dwellers…! Forever in our shadow…!.

    Am with you AGAG, so a bottle of grey goose isnt gonna get us very far then… Oh well best we get a crate…! A merlot for Rico and appletiser for Erick..!

  71. agirlagunner says:

    Rico, I was trying to make up for having forgotten to comment on the write up. RvP returning and all the vodka talk blanked out my mind for a bit. Hehe.

    When (ahem) we win tomorrow, Erick, you treat yourself to something that will result in a hangover, okay?

  72. Suhail.TV says:

    Erick, looks like there’s a ‘Vodka war’ between u and WATH. AGAG, red knap is just an old piece of bluffing moron. The shivering buffoon does’t always know what he is talking about. How can he imagine spurs better the Arsenal

  73. agirlagunner says:

    Redknapp is a supersized idiot. He had interviews quite along the same vein in the reverse fixture too. I hope we show him.

    Tomorrow, our title charge resumes. And I would kiss the ground that Wilshere walks on if he scores against the Chavs.

  74. rico says:

    wath, both please…

    agag, you don’t have to, i promise 🙂

  75. W.A.T.H says:

    No good Jack scoring AGAG and they lose 5-1…!

    Ok rico consider it done..!

  76. Erick says:

    If RVP can start as stated that would be a big psychological advantage, Shreks presence in the champions league game made the score 3 goals thats how RVP is important to this Arsenal side AW stated that if RVP was available we would be a the summit. AGAG juice and Vodka what would it taste like am into sweet stuff am a sugar addict can stand the smell and taste of those hard stuff

  77. agirlagunner says:

    WATH, that scoreline would be awful. Let me revise: Jack to score, Elbows Davies to send Drogba/Lamps/Anelka to the treatment table, Terryscum to be flashed a straight red because of another stupid tackle, Malouda to be on an off day, no Chelsea player to find the back of the net.

    I can dream up endless variations of the above.

  78. W.A.T.H says:

    Erick……… Vodka and Cranberry juice………. Trust me its a winner 🙂 Go on you know you wanna and its def sweet..!.

    RVP can win us the game in 60mins no problem and then Theo can come on and run em ragged for the last 30 mins…!

  79. W.A.T.H says:

    I see that grey goose is kicking in AGAG… I do like the sound of all that though…! Be nice for them to get a few sent off and kicked up in the air like we always have to suffer.

  80. Suhail.TV says:

    Does’t mind about pensioners AGAG. Let’s open the grey goose but i want to be IMPERIAL.

  81. Erick says:

    Wath you will make me drink things i cant even pronounce No Lennon so Walcot will run them mad

  82. agirlagunner says:

    Erick, however much MU fans may deny it, Shrek is their entire team.

    You should have a Singapore Sling! It’s pretty and pink and very sweet! Plus it has some gin!

  83. Suhail.TV says:

    AGAG awake at 2 am.. Why dont have a scotch so that you can sleep well and slip tomorrow’s work.

  84. agirlagunner says:

    Good night, everyone. I am off to go look for some cooking sherry. Ha. I should get some sleep. Been working twelve hour days. Ick. Plus, there’s that game tomorrow.

    Suhail, I like Imperial too. The price– not so much.

    Erick, WATH is trying to get you to drink Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite drink (Cosmopolitan). Haha.

  85. Erick says:

    Gdnite AGAG am sticking to my milkshake thank you

  86. Erick says:

    Re-Shrek Manu a one man team

  87. rico says:

    Lennon is one of their better players, he crosses well and Crouchy will out jump TV and Sol…

    We just need to shut down his supply and take our own chances, game over and three points in our bag – simples 🙂

  88. rico says:

    Night agag, get some rest, you need all the energy you can get for tomorrow, you have a television to shout out and a Robin to watch…. Night night..

  89. Suhail.TV says:

    Am off, bye for all.

  90. rico says:

    Night night STV, see you tomorrow… stay safe..

  91. rico says:

    This time tomorrow guys and gals, this time tomorrow…. it will be 15 minutes away from

    i’m off for the day all, try and sleep and be strong ready for kick off …

    be safe all – see you in the morning…

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