Arsenal starlet makes Wenger appeal


Arsenal starlet Sanchez Watt is hoping for a first team chance after a stunning run of form in the reserve team.

The 20-year-old England youth international has struck in seven of the last eight matches for the Gunners second string, adding another to his tally in the 4-2 victory over Norwich yesterday.

It's form that has delighted manager Neil Banfield, but it's the senior side that is now on Watt's mind, with Arsene Wenger the man he's out to impress at the Emirates.

“It's a bit more about confidence and the players I'm playing with at the moment. We're all pushing each other and obviously I'm now getting chances that I'm taking," he told the official Arsenal website when asked about his form.

“The next step for me is trying to push myself more into the boss' mind so I can either get on the bench or play in any way I can. Even going out on loan, playing every game. I just have to work hard for my chance.

“I'll do whatever is best. Obviously I have already spoken to the boss and he knows what's best for my career. Football is what I love to play and that is what I want to do.”

Banfield was full of praise for his player's effort in the victory over the Canaries, but preferred to speak on the team's chances of progressing into the senior side rather than an individual.

"Sanchez is in a rich vein of form and he is doing well. We don't really like to talk about individuals - the whole team is doing well. The whole team is working hard at the moment and trying to direct their careers towards the first-team squad," said Banfield post-match.

"They want to impress the manager - there were senior staff watching again today. They're all trying extremely hard."

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