Date: 9th June 2017 at 2:16pm
Written by:

Manager Arsene Wenger has said he’s more than ready to involve Arsenal’s next generation in the Premier League campaign of 2017/18.

With recent years seeing the likes of Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Wojciech Szczesny, Hector Bellerin and Alex Iwobi all make their first team breakthroughs to varying success, Wenger has been speaking this week about the ‘names’ that will properly join the first team ranks next year.

Speaking to the Official Site Wenger explained that he felt players like Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles were now ready to make the proper step up to first team duties and the chances are a few others will make appearances during the pre season campaign and in the Cups as they continue their own development.

‘We have some young players who will join the squad next season. Like Reiss Nelson, like Ainsley Maitland-Niles already. So they are two players. So we have quality players who might have a chance next season and hopefully we will be able to do that again because that`s part of the DNA of the club as well.’

Wenger went on to say.

‘The first quality we have that will be needed is to keep the first-team players together. The team has learned a lot, but to transfer that into the new season the first ingredient and the first request is that they stay together, that they fight together. So that`s basically my answer: let`s keep them all together.’

19 year old Maitland-Niles won’t be a new face to many with his seven appearances across all competitions last season and Reiss signed his first professional Arsenal contract last December.

Arsenal Blogger
Join The Vital Debate