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Crisis of forces, Arteta relies on 5 young shoots

12 Apr 2022 | 14:55 | Football

 Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has added five young players to his first team to deal with a staffing crisis.

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Mikel Arteta is currently unable to let Takehiro Tomiyasu and Thomas Partey play due to injury. Meanwhile, defender Kieran Tierney is expected to be out until the end of the season after having just had knee surgery. The continuous loss of people in the past time has caused Arsenal to lose two consecutive matches and drop to 5th place.
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 Arteta added 5 young players to the squad. 

According to a report from Football.London, coach Mikel Arteta has promoted five academy players to the first team , including Mazeed Ogungbo, Charlie Patino, Miguel Azeez, Lino Sousa and Marcelo Flores, to deal with the staffing crisis. , before the march to Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium.

Ogungbo is a 19-year-old midfielder who has made six appearances for the U23 team. Meanwhile, Patino made his debut for the first team last November and left a strong impression with a goal against Sunderland.

“I’ve seen him [Patino] play and he’s a good player,” former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere said last October. “Obviously he’s still very young and has a lot of room to improve but he’s definitely someone his teammates talk about on the training ground.”

Azeez, a 19-year-old central midfielder, made his debut for Arsenal’s first team as a substitute, in a Europa League match in December 2020. In addition, Sousa, 17, is a character to be reckoned with. prospects in the left-back position in the future. 

Finally, it is impossible not to mention Flores, who played for the Mexican national team at the age of 18. He was on the bench in a recent match against Palace, alongside Ogungbo .

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