English youth products overtaken Bundesliga and German talents, says Dortmund director Zorc

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Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has admitted English clubs have overtaken their German counterparts in terms of youth player quality being produced at academy level. This news comes just before tomorrow’s clash between two of England’s best talents as BVB host Hoffenheim. Continue reading

Scout Report: Ainsley Maitland-Niles | Arsenal’s versatile prospect

Arsene Wenger announced that along with 17-year-old winger Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles would feature more regularly in the senior side next season early last month.

It was a refreshing boost for the club after a poor season and one which has provided both, especially Maitland-Niles, a golden opportunity to excel after first making his debut in their UEFA Champions League victory over Galatasaray during the 2014/15 campaign.

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Profile: Arsenal Youth Player of the Season – Reiss Nelson

Despite the first-team’s frustrations this season, there have been plenty of encouraging signs from Arsenal’s Academy players.

This year’s award for Youth Player of the Season goes to someone who has consistently worked hard at improving his game whilst developing an attacking versatility to accommodate team-mates. It’s clear that he’s destined for great things in future…

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