In the past years Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger keeps telling himself and the club’s fans that the future is big for the Gunners and that the academy will soon become the engine of the team. This setup is supposed to provide so many talents that the team won’t be able to carry them all, but after 15 years of having Wenger at the club, we see ourselves not much farther ahead right now.
The Academy striker Sanchez Watt has just signed a loan move with Crawley until the end of the season and is due to join the club soon.
“Sanchez Watt is a player we have monitored and admired for some time now and we are absolutely thrilled that a player of his quality is coming to Crawley.
“He had several offers to go to Championship and League One clubs but he likes the idea of playing for a club who are challenging for promotion.
“I think he can make a really big difference to what is already a very talented squad. I cannot remember being as excited about a signing for some time.”
Now, the question is, isn’t Watt supposed, like a lot more others, to be highly admired at the age of 20 years old by much bigger clubs? We all know how good Walcott was at 20 and look at Chamberlain at 19, and they didn’t have the expenses and class of the Arsenal academy at their fingertips now did they? Shouldn’t we be worrying that perhaps Wenger’s scouting team isn’t quite as amazing as first thought?