Cohen Bramall believes Arsenal boss Unai Emery should have handed more opportunities to starlets Eddie Nketiah and Jordi Osei-Tutu in 2018/19.
The 23-year-old has been speaking with Goal amid his impending departure from the Gunners.
The left-back’s contract expires at the end of the month, and he will begin his search for a new club.
Bramall joined the club in January 2017 from non-league Hednesford Town.
During his two-and-a-half years at the Emirates Stadium, he has seen talented players come and go.
And Bramall reckons two more of the very best could depart if Emery is not careful.
He said: “I feel sorry for Ed (Nketiah) because Danny (Welbeck) was injured for a lot of the season and Ed should have been given more chances.
“Jordi not getting a chance last season didn’t make sense to any of us. We were gutted for Jordi because we were expecting him to be with the first team a lot more and we didn’t really understand why he wasn’t.
“He deserves his chance. I think Ainsley (Maitland-Niles) has done a good job there but I feel sorry for him because he’s not a right-back, he’s a midfield player and he can be a scary player there.”
Bramall’s comments are very interesting.
He is well placed to know just who the best prospects at Arsenal are and it sounds as though the highly promising Osei-Tutu has been particularly hard done by.
Bellerin’s injury really should have seen him get more opportunities, with Stephan Lichtsteiner and Carl Jenkinson poor alternatives.
One gets the feeling that Maitland-Niles is wasted covering at right-back.
Nketiah did make nine first-team appearances, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were understandably regulars.