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Freeman retains Arsenal ambition

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Freeman enjoyed his time at Yeovil. (©PAphotos)
Freeman enjoyed his time at Yeovil. (©PAphotos).

Highly-rated Arsenal youngster Luke Freeman believes that going out on loan will only improve him as a footballer, and reveals he is looking for another opportunity to gain some valuable first-team experience.

The 19-year-old striker enjoyed a brief spell with Npower League One outfit Yeovil Town last year, and whilst he says he benefitted from his time at Huish Park, a series of niggling injuries hampered him from getting a regular run of games under his belt.

Freeman says he will wait for the right club to approach him before leaving the Emirates Stadium again, but is determined to prove his potential in a bid to make the breakthrough to Arsene Wenger's senior side.

"I definitely want to go back out on loan to get that experience," he told Arsenal Player. "First I'll make sure it's the right club and just hopefully wait for a good one to come in for me.




"I had a few injuries at Yeovil that let me down. The first couple of months I did well and then they hit. I've never really suffered with them in my life but I think I had three or four in about six months there.

"It was definitely gutting. I didn't get as many games as I'd wanted to because the injuries held me back which was very unfortunate."

With a number of young players currently being integrated into the Gunners side, Freeman is realistic enough to know that he may have to bide his time before making the transition.

But that hasn't affected his confidence, and belief in his own ability, as he sees another spell away from north London as the next step in his long-term development.

"It's vital for any young player to get experience, especially with how it is at the moment," he added. "Clubs might sometimes judge players on their experience more than their talent.

"A lot of people have the talent but maybe not the experience to go out and play matches every week."

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