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    dw said:
    January 4, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I heard that Cedric Evina is a real talent, and that Conor Henderson has chosen to play for Ireland ahead of England. Are they both good players?

    jeorge9 responded:
    January 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    yeah they’re both good, but i thought conor henderson was going to play for england?

    eduardo said:
    January 11, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Do you know anything about schoolboy Graeme Hegarthy.

    I think Conor Henderson and Oliver Nicholas have chosen to play for England over Ireland

    One other question, Warren Barton the ex Newcastle player said on SKY a while back that his nephew is a schoolboy with Arsenal and I was wondering have you any info on the lad

    jeorge9 responded:
    January 11, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    i’ve heard of hegarthy but don’t know too much about him to be honest. Yeah i think your right about henderson and nicholas and hopefully they’ll get more chances at arsenal. as for warren barton’s nephew, i’m not too sure, i’ve probably heard of the player but wouldn’t know if he’s related to him or not.

    Jon said:
    January 16, 2008 at 6:22 am

    Do you have any idea who these two 14 year old schoolboy players were that Arsena Wenger referred to this week when he said they were complety players and there was no more that they could be taught technically?

    Malcolm said:
    January 19, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Is a Frimpong a quality player? The only things I’ve heard of him is he has been called up to England U-16 and is a big center midfielder. What are his strengths and weaknesses? Does he have what it takes at Arsenal?
    PS This site is great a big help to a Gooner curious about the future.

    jeorge9 responded:
    January 20, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Frimpong is a player in the Patrick Vieira mould, he uses his physique to bustle past players and can score the occasional long range strike. He gets tired quite easily though

    Rocky4everGoooonaaa said:
    January 20, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I’ve heard thatr Rhema Obed haver left the club…

    jeorge9 responded:
    January 20, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    yeah i’m not sure if that’s true or not, but i think he’s still here

    revolter said:
    January 20, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Who is Rorie Deacon?

    jeorge9 responded:
    January 20, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    he is a winger who plays for the u-16s

    Anonymous said:
    January 20, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    conor henderson is a year above me at school (Colfe’s School) and he is choosing to play for Ireland over England. Real talent has been playing for our school team with boys 3 years older than him at times and has dealt with the physical aspect of the game really well. Should be one for the future! gotta try and convince him to play for england now!

    Rocky4everGoooonaaa said:
    January 21, 2008 at 10:11 am

    How old is that Deacon guy?

    JAYDONE said:
    January 30, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Igo to school with deacon he’s sixteen fast, atheltic and has tremendous passing ability

    Malcolm said:
    February 2, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Is Jack Wilshire a left or right winger? Do u think he could he the future right winger after Hleb leaves/retires? Cuz Wenger has said Walcott will be a striker, and Hleb has said he wants to retire at Arsenal which i imagine would be at around 33/34, which would make Wilshire about 24. If you don’t think this will happen, who will be the next right winger? Barazite? Randall?

    jeorge9 responded:
    February 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    wilshere generally plays more centrally but can play wide-right as well. I think watt has done well when he has played there and ogogo can push into that position too, having said that, i feel it is very unlikely that a youth player will fill the role because by that time we probably will have bought somebody else. Jonas Rasmussen can play there too, by the way. He did today.

    SANDY said:
    February 4, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Theres speculation that fran merida wont make it at arsenal because his loan move can be made permanent, which if wenger thought highly of him, wouldnt be included.

    its a shame because he was touted as the next fabregas

    Sean said:
    February 7, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Frans loan move can not be made permanant.AW has said that he will be part of the 1st team next season.

    johnjo said:
    February 9, 2008 at 11:06 am

    have you heard of jason banton as he is on the fa page but not urs

    jeorge9 responded:
    February 9, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    banton signed for tottenham last month

    johnjo said:
    February 10, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    why did he sign for tottenham, do we have a good replacement

    jeorge9 responded:
    February 10, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    yes, we have luke freeman who came in just after banton left and we got £100,000 for Banton which was a good deal to be honest.

    johnjo said:
    February 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    who is better freeman or banton

    jeorge9 responded:
    February 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    freeman has more potential, but banton is a powerful out and out goalscorer. it’s difficult to say at this early stage, but i definitely think that freeman has the potential to be a top quality player. As for Banton, will he turn into another Rohan Ricketts?

    Paul Witham Gooner said:
    February 14, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    What age group is Benek affobe in. How good is he.

    jeorge9 responded:
    February 14, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    benik plays for the u-16s. he was born in 1993, so he will be a scholar not next season, but the season after that.

    Malcolm said:
    February 18, 2008 at 3:22 am

    So what would you say the first team is for the U-18s is with everyone fit? Seems to me that it is this:
    LB: Evina
    RB: Eastmond
    CB: Hoyte, Rodgers
    LW: Watt
    CM: Thomas, Frimpong
    RW: Wilshire
    ST: Sunu, Murphy
    Am I right about this?

    jeorge9 responded:
    February 18, 2008 at 8:25 am

    i think you’re close, but i think the actual team would be:


    However, sometimes players like ogogo, hoyte, rodgers etc may play to boost their fitness. sanchez watt could be played ahead of sunu perhaps.

    Malcolm said:
    February 18, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    So Frimpong is defensive and Wilshire attacking?

    jeorge9 responded:
    February 18, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    yeah, exactly

    Jack said:
    March 1, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Conor Henderson has been valued by Arsenal at £1million, as aparently Chelsea and Tottenham made inquiries for him

    jako said:
    March 4, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    do you cormac heegarty plays 4 the 16s

    jeorge9 responded:
    March 4, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    do you know anything else about him?

    jako said:
    March 5, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    yh he goes to my school he has played a few games for irland

    jeorge9 responded:
    March 5, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    what position does he play?

    jako said:
    March 7, 2008 at 10:46 am

    left back he has been injred lately but he told me he is back soon

    johnjo said:
    March 15, 2008 at 11:58 am

    is it true jason banton is back????

    deepak said:
    March 16, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Jason Banton scored for Arsenal U16’s today

    3-3 draw, as did Benik Afobe

    johnjo said:
    April 18, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    have u heard of someone with the second name glasgow

    jeorge9 responded:
    April 18, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    yes, ben glasgow is a full-back for the under-16s

    johnjo said:
    April 19, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    is he good?

    jeorge9 responded:
    April 19, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    he’s a decent player but very young so he needs to be given time

    cliff thorburn said:
    April 22, 2008 at 9:13 am

    word on the streets says that this wee fella jack wilshere is pants-fillingly sensational. more titbits of succulent gossip on him please, including home vids uploaded to youtube and details of his exploits on the training pitch. word

    Young Gunz said:
    April 22, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Deacon’s english not dutch

    Johnny Maverik said:
    April 24, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Wenger said that a couple of the U16s had nothing left to learn technically in his opinion, any idea who he mite have been talkin about?

    Wilshire is great, he’ll go on to be a premier league player at the very least, but i think he easily has the potential to be a great Arsenal and England player, he just needs to keep progressing like he is. Whats great about him is hes the compleate package, great shot, great passer, can take men on and goes looking for the ball aswell, although his defencive attributes arent quite as impressing and at only 1.70m and quite slight i doubt hes physically ready for a first team start just yet, but hes not far off i dare say.

    jeorge9 responded:
    April 24, 2008 at 10:13 am

    young gunz, i was referring to nacer barazite. i did a post a little while ago about who the players wenger was referring to. one of them is zack ansah, whilst the other is unknown but it could be anton morgan

    Jamie said:
    June 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Ben Glasgow is a quick, mature right back or centre half with excellent tackling ability.

    Has anyone heard of Josh Reece????

    jeorge9 responded:
    June 10, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    i think you’re referring to josh rees, he’s a left-winger with an eye for goal.

    Jamie said:
    June 10, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Josh Rees it it. Captain for Essex u14’s county side. Plays centre mid for them. How is he progressing for Arsenal??

    And what about his centre midfield partner Callub Webb??

    Jamie said:
    June 10, 2008 at 6:35 pm


    Callum Webb!!

    jeorge9 responded:
    June 10, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    webb has excellent passing ability and has a fantastic work-ethic, whilst josh rees scored for arsenal in the nike cup.

    Joe said:
    July 2, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Is Tommy Twelves good

    jeorge9 responded:
    July 2, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    he has potential but he is still very young so we’ll have to wait and see how things turn out.

    Joe said:
    July 2, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    is he the best in his team and where does he play

    jeorge9 responded:
    July 2, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    he is a midfielder but i have only seen him once so i’m not sure if he’s the best but he showed flashes of brilliance.

    Joe said:
    July 2, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    what game did you see him play

    dont mind said:
    July 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    come zack ansah !!!!

    Joe said:
    July 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    who is the best player in the under 14s

    jeorge9 responded:
    July 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    at the moment i would have to say zack ansah, he is rated very highly.

    sean said:
    July 19, 2008 at 9:17 am

    who is the best player in the u13s?

    billy said:
    August 12, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    who is the best player in the u14’s?

    paul sweeney said:
    August 16, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    hiya, love the site ! among all the schoolboys, 1st years, 2nd years and young pros, there only seems to be one specialised playmaker – fran merida perez ! surely every team from hale end up should play like the first team – didn’t today we have denilson + nasri in the middle ? that’s what I call positive ! don’t the youngsters have to be naturals in the playmaker role, so crucial to the beautiful game ? you either are or you aint, I reckon. he may not have made the grade, but didn’t paulinho once ( with volz, pennant, sidwell + gooner bentley ) beat the scouse scallys on aggregate in the u19 final ? if u aint got them, surely u need them, so go find ‘em liam ! just don’t ask trapp ?

    BooMeR said:
    September 2, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Where does Zach Anza play, where is he from, how is he as a player? and he plays for the u14, or 16?

    jeorge9 responded:
    September 2, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    he plays either on the left-wing or a striker. he is technically still an u14 but could make a few appearances for the u16s. he was born in 1994, so he is a year younger than the likes of afobe, banton, aneke, yennaris and brisnal.

    BooMeR said:
    September 2, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    what type of player? Fast and technical, creative? freekick and passes?

    And who is Brishnal.. and what about Henderson? Heard he was rated highly!

    jeorge9 responded:
    September 2, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    he is a highly technical, pacy player. brisnal is a left-back but he’ll have his work cut out getting into the u-18s side at the moment with Evina and Cruise ahead of him. Conor Henderson is not a schoolboy any more, he is a first year. He is a midfielder who plays either wide on the left or centrally and has already represented ireland at u-19 level even though he is just 16.

    BooMeR said:
    September 3, 2008 at 9:38 am

    So who of the current schoolboys do you think can make it at arsenal?

    jeorge9 responded:
    September 3, 2008 at 11:21 am

    it is too early to tell, but i would say that afobe and aneke are two of the most likely but we will have to wait and see.

    BooMeR said:
    September 3, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Yeah, about Chucs Aneke.. what kind of player is he? heard alot of him, but never known anything about him..

    jeorge9 responded:
    September 3, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    aneke is a defensive-midfield player and has already played for england u-17s despite still being a schoolboy. He should be amongst the scholars next season and impressed in the final of the Zinedine Zidane tournament in Cannes.

    BooMeR said:
    September 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    when did he play for the u17? and he is a 93 or 94 model?

    jeorge9 responded:
    September 6, 2008 at 7:51 am

    aneke played for england u-17s towards the end of last season and he was born in 1993.

    Johnson said:
    September 7, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Is Cormac Hegarty any good? He plays for Ireland aswell.
    Thought He would be mentioned, yet I havent heard nothing of him in any comment. I heard he was a real talent and could go all the way?
    Anyone bare to differ?

    jeorge9 responded:
    September 8, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    he suffered a little bit with injuries last year but he is back now and played at the zinedine zidane tournament in cannes.

    BooMeR said:
    September 9, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    who is cormac hegarty? position, what type of player etc? :p

    jeorge9 responded:
    September 9, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    he’s a left-back, he can play in midfield as well. he is quite skillful too.

    Reda said:
    September 22, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Hi i would like to join arsenal to but i don’t know how , i’m from Belgium and it’s pretty far can someone tell me what should I do to do a test or anything else to join the club.

    Thank you

    oli said:
    September 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    hiya nice website does arsenal under 16s play ipswich town this year and is it hard to join arsenal under 16s and do they have a lot of people getting trials there.
    did they play man united this year and did they beat them.

    Mike Paterno said:
    September 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Yh people conor henderson has chosen to play for ireland, but is out for nine months with a medial crucial ligament Injury. A real shame as he had been included in the carling cup squad (btw who is the person who says he is a year below conor henderson?)

    jeorge9 responded:
    September 26, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    where did you here that he is out for nine months?

    BooMeR said:
    September 29, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    conor henderson out for 9 months? wasen’t that chucs aneke?

    jeorge9 responded:
    September 30, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    no, aneke is in the england u-16s squad for the victory shield.

    mike paterno said:
    October 2, 2008 at 9:30 am

    conor henderson is a good mate of mine from school (colfes) also i am good friends the arsenal team doc. he injured his interior crucial ligament in a reserve team game (debut). he is having a operation on thursday. one of three.

    mark said:
    October 18, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    there was a player at arsenal called sean witter i think he played under paul lyk yr ago or 2yrs do u lot no anythin bout him or wer he at nw he played in jack and conor team

    Sean said:
    November 7, 2008 at 1:00 am

    How is Mike Hassini doing?

    Nirvik Tandon said:
    November 13, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Have you heard of a player called jayraj rathod playing for the under 16’s?

    Michael Money said:
    November 13, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Who is Neil Riley, i heard that he joined arsenal from millwall a couple of years ago???

    Ed Reubin said:
    December 6, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    look at alex witham. Hes an amazing player. You should look at him. hes the best youth player ever. He goes watford grammar.

    Tim b said:
    January 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Who has heard of a something jones arsenal u16

    square said:
    January 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    its joe jones hes u15 centre half bags of stamina has a good engine bright prospect

    Arran said:
    January 25, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Does any one know any thing about joe jones, heard he was a real prospect

    square said:
    January 31, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Jeorge is there any news of the u16s who have got scholarships or have been released yet?

    Supergunner07 said:
    March 1, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Alex Witham has been released according to Young guns.

    March 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I am 10 years old I play for a team in N.Ireland. What age do you have to be to join Arsenal youth? Do you scout at N.Treland schools coz I play for my school too.

    cas said:
    March 9, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Callum Webb has been called into the Ireland u16 squad

    youngunner said:
    March 19, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Great website i need to know how many goals bendtner has scored this season in first team matches e.g pl cl cc fac because i have recorded every first team match and scorer and by my record it says he has scored 9 but on the arsenal website it says 10

    conor parkin said:
    March 25, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    callum webb is my cousin

    Fiona said:
    May 20, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I Love Shrek A.K.A Arsenal’s number 8 keeper
    Luke Chambers

    faizan raza Pirza said:
    May 29, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    do you people know who samir bihmutine is?
    check him put he’s real good and is one of the upgrowing stars and he goes to ma a couple of years he will be called up to the morrocon national team. x

    biodun said:
    June 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    how can i be player, and i want to become a player because i love playing ball, in all the days of my life and how can i join, in the sense my daddy also like football, he play for nigeria in is time and i want to become a player because i dream of playing for ARSENAL.

    tark gun said:
    June 18, 2009 at 7:11 am

    i love ansah

    Mike said:
    June 21, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Put bio’s of the last 3, i want to know what they’re about!

    faizan raza pirzada said:
    June 23, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Yo u manz heard abt Samir Bihmutine he’s pretty good and i bak him all the way and he goes to ma skool lol
    soz jeffry abt ur dad

    (*) said:
    July 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    jeorge could you tell me what centre backs are at arsenal in the 16s please i hope they all have a good season.
    and are they all english ?

    nigel said:
    August 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    i went on trial with these guys not that long ago i did very poorly but it was amazing they are so good you cant believe it, nico yennaris is probs the best id say his vision n accuracy is very impressive

    isaac afari said:
    September 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    i went on trial with these guys not that long ago i did very poorly but it was amazing they are so good you cant believe it ,NICO YENNARI IS IS PROBS THE BEST ID SAY HIS

    Quadri said:
    October 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Is chucks Aneke the only Nigerian-born player playing for Arsenal

    Tim b said:
    November 3, 2009 at 12:11 pm , Joey Jones named in northern ireland squad for victory shield against england ?

    bellby said:
    January 7, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    why arent all the school boys shown on this page?

    Chuka Aneke said:
    April 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    i want 2 know about aneke verywell

    Quadri said:
    April 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Aneke is da bomb

    Lake said:
    December 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    what do you know about a boy called Chuba Akpom in the arsenal youth team?

    Robert Aidoo said:
    April 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    i have always dream of becoming a soccer player and love arsenal so i want to start and end my dream in arsenal please is there any help please.

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