Player Profile: Philip Roberts

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It’s at this time of year that important decisions are made about the immediate futures of many of Arsenal’s youngsters, although in the case of Philip Roberts, there should not be too much deliberation on Liam Brady’s part when he has to decide whether to hand his compatriot a professional contract.

Centre forward Roberts has impressed since joining on scholarship terms from Norwich City in summer 2010 and bedded in well in his first season with the club, scoring 4 goals in 15 appearances for the under-18s and, this season, is Arsenal’s top scorer at that level, having found the net nine times, whilst also becoming an increasingly regular presence in the Reserve squad.

Good at holding the ball up and creating chances for others, Roberts did endure something of a barren streak in front of goal during the Winter following a purple patch in October, and can be shoved off the ball too easily against more physical opponents, but the 18 year old should gain the opportunity to develop further with the second string next campaign.

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Arsenalkid700
Arsenalkid700

He seems like a good prospect. I think we might send him on loan next season to a League 2 or League 1 club if possible.

Nik
Nik

his name does not rhyme with rude words or sound rude in any way. therefore, i have little to say about this young chap.

Rad Carrot
Rad Carrot

Still, can we call him PipBob?

Darkened Son
Darkened Son

Philbert has a nice ring

Fatcunt
Fatcunt

That name ‘phillip roberts’, sounds so agent-ish but he’s a welcomed and an ok talent.

Goonerhaea
Goonerhaea

Nothing to write home about, but I like the look of him. Good luck to the lad. Hope he gets a chance and buries it.

sJ
sJ

Looks sort of like Clichy from that pic

for gods sake
for gods sake

just need a terence

feygooner
feygooner

“scoring 4 goals in 15 appearances for the under-18s and, this season, is Arsenal’s top scorer at that level, having found the net nine times”

I don’t understand. Did he score 4 goals or 9 goals?

Rad Carrot
Rad Carrot

2010-2011 Season he scored four, 2011-2012 he scores nine, I believe.

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