Blackie would like Arsenal starlet

Last updated : 08 July 2010 By Bladesmadeditor

2922407Premier League giants Arsenal, who possess many outstandingly talented youngsters in their youth ranks, have the ball very much in their court in whether they believe another loan move to Sheffield United would benefit centre-back Kyle Bartley.

In May, Bartley confessed to gaining plenty of experience whilst plying his trade at Bramall Lane for three months. There's no questioning who Bartley would prefer to play for week in, week out, but he knows realistically a move to S2, presumably on another loan, would probably be the best option.

At the time, he said:  "I'd obviously prefer to be in Arsenal's first team, but I am realistic that it may not happen, I might have to wait a year or two yet.
"I've had a good couple of years in the Reserve team and captained the side this year which was a fantastic achievement. But maybe my next step will be to take another year out on loan and get some real competition under my belt. I am open to different ideas really.

"I absolutely loved every minute of my time at Sheffield United. The facilities and the set-up are great there and all the lads are fantastic, I haven't got a bad word to say about them."

Kevin Blackwell is still very much pursuing the 19-year-old. In Thursday's Sheffield Star, he said: "I would love to bring Kyle back. He is on record as saying he enjoyed his time here and it is nice whenever players eulogise and enjoy the experience after coming from a big club.

"There are one or two youngsters who we would like to get in but they are at their parent clubs so the decision is up to them. We will have to wait and see what happens."

Meanwhile, there are rumours rife that two other Kyles could also be making their way back to Bramall Lane, or one of them at least! Supposedly, Blackwell is tracking former Blades duo Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker. Neither have had a fair crack of the whip at Tottenham Hotspur after their multi-million pound switch to White Hart Lane.

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