Arsenal is reportedly sending scouts to closely observe Reading’s rising talents, Tyler Bindon and Caylan Vickers, during their upcoming Papa John’s Trophy match.
The Daily Express has highlighted Arsenal’s interest in these promising youngsters, indicating that they are keen to assess their potential this week.
Both Tyler Bindon and Caylan Vickers have played crucial roles for Reading as the club embarks on its first League One season in over two decades. Bindon, having started in three League One matches, and Vickers, with seven league appearances under his belt, have showcased their abilities for Ruben Selles’ side. Vickers also marked a significant milestone by netting his first professional goal with a dramatic late winner against Bolton over the weekend.
Reading is set to face Exeter City in the Papa John’s Trophy fixture, and Arsenal intends to have their scouts present at the game, according to the Daily Express. Notably, Arsenal’s under-21 team also participates in the same group, commencing their campaign with a penalty shootout victory over Swindon Town following a 2-2 draw.
Considering Arsenal’s current circumstances, where it is challenging for young talents to break into Mikel Arteta’s first-team plans, prospects like Bindon and Vickers face an uphill battle to catch the Gunners’ attention. Promising players such as Charlie Patino, Folarin Balogun, and Marcelo Flores have all moved on in various capacities, despite once seeming destined for first-team roles.
To make a lasting impression on Arsenal and potentially secure a future transfer, Bindon and Vickers must deliver exceptional performances. Their impressive start to the season under the guidance of a highly skilled coach suggests that they may continue to be on Arsenal’s radar as the next transfer window approaches.