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Arsenal willing to let very talented academy star leave this summer

Arsenal have a big transfer decision to let hugely talented academy star Ethan Nwaneri to leave the club in the summer

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Arsenal are reportedly ready to make a key transfer decision this summer regarding academy prodigy Ethan Nwaneri, who has garnered attention from manager Mikel Arteta. 

The Gunners’ Hale End academy has been a breeding ground for talent, with the likes of Bukayo Saka emerging as big figures in the senior squad after honing their skills at the youth level. With established first-team players like Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah also products of the academy, Arteta has successfully integrated youth into the professional ranks, setting the stage for potential future stars to make their mark.

According to reports from The Mirror, Arsenal are poised to send 17-year-old attacking midfielder Ethan Nwaneri on his first loan move away from the club this summer. Despite already making appearances for the Gunners under Arteta, Nwaneri’s development remains a priority for the club, prompting the decision to explore a loan move to aid his progression.

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Arteta and the club have seen Nwaneri’s potential and know who could develop into a very good player for the first team. The club are prepared to sanction a loan move this summer to facilitate his growth. With impressive performances at the youth level this season, a loan move could provide Nwaneri with the necessary experience and playing time crucial for his development.

As first-team opportunities at Arsenal appear limited for Nwaneri next season, a loan spell, whether in the Championship or abroad, could prove invaluable in his journey toward senior football. Arteta’s discerning approach to promoting academy graduates highlights the significance of this decision, with the manager prioritising the youngster’s long-term development.

While Nwaneri possesses undeniable potential, a year away from Arsenal on loan could be the catalyst needed for him to reach the level required to excel in the Premier League.

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