Arsenal eye 16-year-old Iron man – report

Date published: Sunday 13th October 2019 1:12

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is interested in adding Scunthorpe United youngster Joey Dawson to the club’s youth ranks, according to a report.

Emery has put faith in his young players throughout the season so far, with the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Joe Willock all impressing for the Gunners.

According to The Sun, Emery wants to add to that list with the signing of Dawson, 16, who is the nephew of former Tottenham centre back Michael Dawson and son of ex-Scunthorpe defender Andy.

The youngster made his senior debut for Scunthorpe in the club’s 1-0 defeat to Derby County in the EFL Cup in August, and the newspaper says that Emery wants to add another exciting player to Arsenal‘s youth ranks.



The Spaniard’s policy of giving youth a chance has paid off this season with Saka, 18, scoring once and assisting twice in the Europa League and being handed three appearances in the Premier League.

Martinelli has also impressed, scoring twice in an EFL Cup win over Nottingham Forest and making two outings in the league thus far.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi, has revealed the targets Emery should be aiming to meet this season.


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