Fringe players Mark Randall and Gavin Hoyte were slammed by Liam Brady after their awful showing against Welling United, Gooner Talk can reveal.
The attitude of some of the country’s most privileged and highest paid youngsters was brought into question as the likes of Nacer Barazite and Jay Simpson were thumped 4-1 by Blue Square South side Welling.
Arsenal’s young guns were even booed off by a small Gooner contingent inside Park View Road who hoped to see some of the Gunners’ future on show.
Shortly after the game, professionals Randall and Hoyte told fans that “they didn’t want to be there” and spoke about how “they wanted to let the game go on quick” so they could go home.
Brady, who is Arsenal’s Head of Youth Development and Academy Director, spoke specifically to Barazite, Simpson, Randall and Hoyte where unpleasantries were said to have been handed out by the Irishman.
Despite the defeat, several of the Arsenal Under 18’s players impressed with striker Benik Afobe showing his versatility with a superb shift on the right hand side of midfield.