Barazite goes to Pride Park
Young Arsenal striker Nacer Barazite has agreed to join Derby County on a one month loan deal. If things go well the spell could be extended to a season long spell. Barazite did not travel to Austria with the first team squad, which was an indication that Arsene believed that his immediate future lay away from Arsenal. This has happened with Nordveit, while Gibbs and Merida are awaiting for loan spells to be agreed,
The season would have been wasted for the young Dutch striker at Arsenal’s reserves, whilst he is not quite ready yet for the first team. Barazite, 18, will hope to become a success at Derby County following in the foot steps of former Arsenal player Arturo Lupoli who had a very successful spell at Derby County before leaving for Fiorentina. Barazite is one of the hottest properties at Arsenal, but only now will the Arsenal coaching staff be able to assess him as to what level he has reached and what he can do on a regular basis.
Paul Jewel is extremely happy to have reached agreement with Arsenal over Barazite and admitted talking to Arsene Wenger about several players during the summer. Amongst those they talked about would have been Traore, Lansbury and Randall. We will have to wait ands see if Lansbury joins Barazite at Derby. Another player at the crossroad is Jay Simpson who had a great season at Millwall last season, but will struggle to breathrough to the first team this season. Another year on loan beckons for the young striker.