Arsenal chief scout watches English wonderkid Jamaal Lascelles

Published Add your comment

Football News

Arsenal are ready to up their interest in the highly-rated Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles, according to the Daily Mirror.

Arsene Wenger sent his chief scout Steve Rowley to watch Forest play out a 1-1 draw away to Bolton in which Lascelles played all 90 minutes.

The trip was merely an update for Wenger, who has already sent representatives to watch the 20-year-old a number of times over the last few years.

Lascelles has been impressive for Forest since making his debut in the 2011/12 season and has been capped at every youth level for England.

Wenger has been on the look-out for an extra centre-back all season as he currently has just three recognised defenders to fill the position.

Thanks to injuries, Bacary Sagna had to be drafted in out of position several times early on this season, leaving Wenger searching for reinforcements.

Lascelles, a tall, athletic and skilful player, has all the hallmarks of a typical Arsenal player and, with his massive potential, Wenger is thought to be considering a bid in the near future.

With Forest pushing for promotion, it would take something special to convince BIlly Davies to sell halfway through the season.

Liverpool are also reported to have had scouts present at the Reebok Stadium for the same reason.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again