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Average age of the squad
Discussion started by djarse , 08 August, 2019 17:26
Average age of the squad
djarse 08 August, 2019 17:26
This has changed a lot from the ins and outs of this window.

Assuming Luiz's signing and Iwobi's departure are confirmed, our squad now has a much reduced average age of just 24.2 years. Even if Medley and Saka are not included in the first team squad, it is still only 24.6 years. That must be the youngest for a long time.

18 Saka, Martinelli, Saliba
19 Smith-Rowe, Nelson, Medley, Willock
20 Guendouzi, Nketiah
21 Maitland-Niles, Mavropanos
22 Tierney
23 Torreira, Holding
24 Bellerin, Chambers, Pepe
26 Kolasinac, Martinez, Xhaka
27 Elneny, Leno, Mustafi
28 Lacazette
30 Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Ozil
31 Sokratis
32 Luiz
33 Monreal

Re: Average age of the squad
Gooner Sod 08 August, 2019 20:30
This is why the David Luiz signing will be great influence around the dressing room.

So many youngsters, it's keep to have some older ones like Monreal & Luiz

Re: Average age of the squad
tigerline 08 August, 2019 20:50
Excellent work, djarse.

Added a few more ...

Quote:
djarse
This has changed a lot from the ins and outs of this window.
Assuming Luiz's signing and Iwobi's departure are confirmed, our squad now has a much reduced average age of just 24.2 years. Even if Medley and Saka are not included in the first team squad, it is still only 24.6 years. That must be the youngest for a long time.

18 Saka, Martinelli, Saliba , John-Jules
19 Smith-Rowe, Nelson, Medley, Willock
20 Guendouzi, Nketiah
21 Maitland-Niles, Mavropanos
22 Tierney
23 Torreira, Holding, Ceballos
24 Bellerin, Chambers, Pepe, Macey
26 Kolasinac, Martinez, Xhaka
27 Elneny, Leno, Mustafi
28 Lacazette
30 Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Ozil
31 Sokratis
32 Luiz
33 Monreal

Re: Average age of the squad
MattySadler 08 August, 2019 22:03
Was important to get the average age down. Good to see.

Re: Average age of the squad
Merlion96 09 August, 2019 02:18
Not forgetting we got a few youngsters waiting at the side-line:
Ballard, Medley, Burton, Balogun, and that Nigerian goalie.

Look like Emery does not rate Nwakali or is it just work permit issue?



'The more things change, the more they remain the same' Alphonse Karr.

Re: Average age of the squad
goonerred 09 August, 2019 10:14
It's annoying really. We had a policy of bringing on youth players under Wenger and wouldn't offer contracts to good players for more than a year when they reached 30 for a long time, yet the average age of the squad was creeping up and hefty contracts were given to players who were passing their 30th birthday on them. I'm sure Wenger and Gazidis screwed the club on purpose before they left.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/2019 10:17 by goonerred.

Re: Average age of the squad
djarse 06 September, 2019 12:09
We have the youngest squad in the Premier League - official:

[www.arsenalnews.co.uk]

Mind you, I don't think much of their arithmetic.

We have 25 in the squad not 24 (perhaps they missed that Martinelli has been added ?). And by my reckoning, the average age of the 25 is actually 24.3 years (not 25.1). And if you include our 4 first team players out on loan, the average age of the 29 is 23.9 years. As Elneny and Mikhtaryan won't he coming back and are 27 and 30 years old respectively, and Saliba is 19 and Nketiah 20 - the average age could be even lower.....

Re: Average age of the squad
Merlion96 07 September, 2019 12:10
For the next 3 seasons, the Spine of the Team (in bold) should be:

18 Saka, Martinelli, Saliba
19 Smith-Rowe, Nelson, Medley, Willock
20 Guendouzi, Nketiah
21 Maitland-Niles, Mavropanos
22 Tierney
23 Torreira, Holding
24 Bellerin, Chambers, Pepe
26 Kolasinac, Martinez, Xhaka
27 Leno
30 Aubameyang

I believe Lacazette's head had been turned by all those tapping from A. Madrid and Barca and his agent is certainly working hard to seal another lucrative deal for him away from Arsenal FC.

Auba loves London and will mostly sign-on during this 3-year transitory period where the likes of Nketiah, Saka, Smith-Rowe, Martinelli, John-Jules and Balogun should develop to become senior squad members.

Torreira?
No, I don't see him staying and Sanllehi will most likely cash-in and look for another bargain like Guendouzi to takeover his spot. Alternatively, perhaps Burton and Azeez can develop to takeover his spot in the squad.

We are blessed with the likes of Willock and Guendouzi, plus in an emergency, Chambers can push into DCM role.

Ideally, Ceballos will sign-on but he made clear that his heart is with Real and I determined to return to fight for a spot in the spot if Zidane allows it.

After 2022/23 season, assuming all the players are developed fully then the CORE is:

….. ….. ….. ….. ….. Leno / Martinez / From youth rank

… Bellerin … Saliba … Holding … Tierney / Joel Lopez

….. ….. Guendouzi ….. ….. Willock / Burton

… Pepe / Nelson ….. ….. Smith-Rowe / Azeez ….. ….. Saka

….. ….. Martinelli / Nketiah / John-Jules / Balogun

Well, if Ozil willing to reduce his salary and sign a year extension with an option for another year, it will help the likes of Smith-Rowe, Azeez, Guendouzi and Saka to develop under the mentorship of this pass master.

Anyway, Sanllehi will need to address the dearth of a marquee creative playmaker within the next 2 transfer windows to replace the likes of Ozil and Ceballos for 2020/21 season.



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