Posted on Tuesday, 29th November 2011 by Iain Culverhouse
Fresh off the back of Arsenal signing Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer, there is another youngster who Arsene Wenger is looking to add to his young side, this time the teenager in question is Nottingham Forest’s Jamaal Lascelles.
Lascelles has already started to make a name for himself in the Championship with Forest and has already featured for the England Under-19 side.
The young centre-back has already been watched by a number of teams from the Premier League, but Arsenal appear to be favourites to sign the player for a fee close to £2 million plus future clauses. Much has been talked about Arsenal’s season already and the players who have come in have for the majority had a positive influence on the club, and the new youth style of the north Londoners means it gives players a reason to come to a club that has seen the likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain improving with every game they play. All 3 have already made there name at international level, including Oxlade-Chamberlain, who earlier this month scored a hat-trick for the England Under-21 side against Iceland.
The impressive development of players who come into the Arsenal side is a huge plus for the club, which makes life easier for Wenger to sign Lascelles even when we aren’t doing brilliantly, and with our current run of form as of late and football style means players are likely to once again consider joining the club.
Will Arsenal fans see yet another youngster in the squad in the next 6-12 months? in my opinion, yes, and another centre-back for me would be a brilliant. let’s face facts, it would be nice for the club to sign another English Player after our foreign domination in recent years.
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