Arsenal’s Young Talent Set to Stay for Squad Depth

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Arteta’s Arsenal Aims to Retain Young Stars

Keith Wyness, former Everton chief, has expressed his belief that Arsenal is intent on keeping Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah, and Reiss Nelson to bolster the depth of Mikel Arteta’s team. Despite the players experiencing less game time recently, Wyness sees their retention as a strategic move for the North London club.

Young Gunners Enjoying Life in North London

Despite falling out of the starting lineup, the young Arsenal trio are reportedly content at the club. They’ve played a collective 47 league games this season, contributing to Arsenal’s competitive edge in the title race, which saw them maintain momentum with a resounding 6-0 victory over Sheffield United.

Transfer Speculation and Squad Strategy

While there have been rumors linking Smith Rowe with teams like Aston Villa and Newcastle United, Wyness, who now advises elite clubs including Arsenal through his consultancy, discounts the likelihood of departures. He emphasizes the importance of squad depth, which he believes Arteta has successfully cultivated, unlike in previous years. Wyness is confident that the young talents will remain at Arsenal for at least another season.

The Importance of Keeping the Young Trio

Wyness conveyed to Football Insider that he doesn’t foresee Smith Rowe, Nketiah, or Nelson leaving this summer. He highlights that the players are enjoying their roles and the squad’s dynamic under Arteta’s leadership. The depth they provide is seen as crucial for Arsenal’s ambitions moving forward.

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