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  • Paul C Paul C May 27, 2009 19:35 Flag

    arsenal youth-who will make it into the first team?

    I agree with those on your list.

    I think the first thing we have to do is admit that NOT ALL OF THEM WILL MAKE IT!!! That is a tough thing for some. I have been amazed at how some people think players like Hoyte and Simpson will be stars, when I struggle to even see them in the squad, especially with the next group of players coming trough.

    I would add the following:

    Luke Ayling - not the most talented, but a guy who gives everything. His coaches love him to death. He is the type of guy I could see breaking through from sheer determination and desire to do it.

    Kyle Bartley - Bartley DOES have the talent, and playing alongside Ayling has probably shown him what effort and desire can do as well. Big, towering defender.

    Henri Lansbury - always had the talent, now seems to be getting his head screwed on right. Could be another Parlour.

    Certianly, with Lansbury, Frimpong, Coquelin, Emmanuel-Thomas and Wilshire (along with Aaron Ramsey, Fran Merida and Chuks Aneke, who is at the next level down and is very, very highly regarded) the competition for midfield places in the League Cup will be absolutely fierce next season.