Arsenal loanee Miguel Azeez’s dad was reportedly involved in a heated argument with Wigan Athletic manager Shaun Maloney over the weekend.
Azeez, 20, has been one of Arsenal’s brightest young midfield talents for a few years now. He is brilliant on the ball, can play anywhere across central midfield and has a good shot on him too.
Everyone at London Colney rates him very highly, but unfortunately for Azeez, he has had a season to forget despite going on loan to two different clubs.
Arsenal loan star Miguel Azeez’s dad goes on the pitch and has an argument with the manager
He was desperate for regular game time in La Liga 2 at Ibiza, but unfortunately for him, he played just 11 times there – only 15 minutes more than he did at Fratton Park in the second half of last season.
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Arsenal decided enough was enough and recalled him in January and sent him out on loan to Wigan Athletic, where Gunners Invincible Kolo Toure was the manager.
Things were expected to get better for Azeez there, but sadly for him again, Toure was sacked less than a month after signing the Arsenal youngster.
Azeez hasn’t made the squad once since, and Wigan got relegated on Saturday. His dad and brother, Femi, who plays for Reading, ran up to Latics boss Maloney on the pitch after the game and reportedly confronted him.
The Daily Record say Azeez senior and Maloney had a ‘heated spat’ on the pitch, with the former possibly questioning why his son has had zero minutes of game time under him over the last few months.
The Insider’s View:
Miguel Azeez will definitely return to Arsenal this summer, and Mikel Arteta and Edu have a decision to make.
We all know the 20-year-old is an extraordinary talent. He has all the characteristics to succeed at the top level in a few years’ time, but he just needs regular game time to develop.
There’s no way Arteta can give him that in the first team next season with Arsenal returning to the Champions League. That means Azeez could head out on loan again – hopefully this time to a club where he will play.
It will be interesting to see what will happen with Azeez this summer.