Arsenal’s Golden Generation
July 31, 2010
A quick post this morning, yours truly will be off within the hour, heading to the Emirates, to watch his beloved Arsenal take on the Italians from Milan.
The A.C variety of Milan is on the menu today, and the most fascinating weekend of pre-season football EVER to be seen at The Home of Football.
With our World Cup players still not back in training, Arsenal’s “Golden Generation” of young guns get to really stake a claim for first-team squad berths.
The likes of JET, Wilshere, Frimpong, Gibbs, Lansbury, Nordtveit, and Sczenzsy will all get a proper chance to shine against top notch opposition, and judging by previous Emirates Cup weekends, commitment and quality are always on show… with the new season just around the corner, and the real hard graft of Austria out of the way, the players should be finely tuned and almost at peak levels.
Van Persie’s glorious goal againt Inter a few pre-seasons back, and Wilshere’s crunching tackle on Salgado being perfect cases in point!
The so-called Golden Generation are now really at ages when they should be pushing intensively to be at least on the bench for first-team games, as opposed to playing reserve football.
The young polish keepers should each get good pitch time this weekend, many of the faithful at the Emms are yet to really see the quality of Sczenzsy, having seen him play at Griffin Park for Brentford last season, I can assure them they are in for a treat.
As I have mentioned previously, it’s Frimpong who will interest me most, along with Wilshere, as I can see both these being in the squad to travel up to Anfield in a fortnight’s time, with one of them starting.