Arsenal promoted a number of academy players to the first team that traveled for their game against Wolves. They got a good experience of chatting with the first-name players.
Hence, Arteta wants to keep them ready for first-team action. The most notable of the academy players include the highly-rated youngster Lino Sousa.
ARSENAL AGAINST WOLVES POST-MATCH FULL REPORT
Arsenal defeated Wolves 2-0 in their last game before the World Cup. This win also helped the Gunners stay top of the Premier League. Both the goals for the Gunners were scored by captain fantastic Martin Odegaard. Hence, it was the captain leading from the front for the Mikel Arteta team. The Gunners dominated the whole match.
However, Gabriel Jesus again failed to score in another match. However, the Brazilian striker was brilliant with his passing. Hence, the Arsenal manager Arteta will not be that much concerned for him. However, he will hope that Jesus rediscovers his goalscoring form for the Brazilian national team in the World Cup. Whereas, the non-World Cup players led by Odegaard will travel to Dubai to train during the break and will also play in friendlies against top European teams.
A NUMBER OF ACADEMY PLAYERS TRAVELLED WITH THE FIRST TEAM
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made the decision to include a number of academy players on the team bus with the first team. However, none of them were included in the squad to face Wolves. Although, only traveling with the first team will benefit them in the long term. When they travel, they get to chat with the senior players. These senior players have years of experience that they can pass on to these academy players.
This also shows that Mikel Arteta is closely monitoring the highly-rated academy players. The player that particularly caught the eye were highly-rated Brazilian left-back Lino Sousa. They signed him from West Brom in the last January transfer window. Hence, since then he has traveled several times with the first team. A number of Arsenal sources have claimed that Mikel Arteta was impressed with the training performance of Lino Sousa.
Hence, Lino Sousa will also have the chance to impress Arteta during the Dubai camp training sessions. Arsenal are also going to take several other academy players for the Dubai camp. These players have the potential to save a large amount of money in transfer fees if they perform well.
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