Promising Arsenal defender Kerrea Gilbert was arrested last month and will be tried for being drunk and disorderly later next January.
The 21-year-old starlet is currently on-loan at League 1 side Leicester City, where he has played a massive part in the Foxes decent start to their league campaign.
Hammersmith-born Kerrea came through the Arsenal ranks playing as a left-back with a series of impressive performances seeing the tough tackling defender promoted into the first team for the inaugraul LG Amsterdam Tournament in 2005.
With Arsenal having injury problems at right back, he started in the Gunners FA Cup win over Cardiff, where he excelled playing on his natural right side. He would go on to play in the next 6 games, creating a goal for Thierry Henry with a excellent cross from the wing against Wigan in the Carling Cup, Henry and Wenger praised the youngster after the match.
Gilbert was then loaned to Cardiff City for a season to gain experience in the summer of 2006, where he made an excellent start – but a fall out with the coaching staff meant he finished the season playing for City’s Reserves. But the starlet returned to Arsenal at the start of the 07-08 season, playing in the pre-season friendly against Barnet.
He was then loaned to Southend for 6 months, where he again argued with the coaching staff and was left out of the team.
It’s a sad end for such a talented player who has now surely followed ex-Arsenal winger Jermaine Pennant out of the exit-door. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger saw the light with Tony Adams and Paul Merson, whether he’ll see the light for Kerrea after his troublesome attitude problems remains unknown.
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