Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley reveals reasons behind Arsenal’s Miguel Azeez’s lack of matches

Miguel Azeez has made only one look for Pompey after arriving on a season-long mortgage from Arsenal in August. Picture: Graham Hunt/ProSportsImagesAnd Pompey’s head coach insists the 19-year-old be unleashed as soon as his group are in a ‘good second’.Azeez has made only one Blues look since arriving on a season-long mortgage on the finish of August.Even in successive heavy defeats to Rotherham and Ipswich, Azeez wasn’t referred to as upon from the bench to inject much-needed inspiration.Sign as much as our Portsmouth FC e-newsletterThe i e-newsletter reduce by the noiseYet Cowley stays cautious of exposing the England under-20 worldwide to detrimental match situations which can influence his growth.It’s a need to establish the appropriate time for his first-team participation which has led to the teen getting used sparingly in a struggling group.Pompey’s boss advised The News: ‘It’s unlucky for Miguel.‘We misplaced Clark (Robertson) who’s that left-footed centre-half that may play into the left-half house which Miguel likes to play in and we’re not in a very good second.‘He’s solely 19, we are attempting to set a younger participant up for achievement and we aren’t in a ok second to convey him into the group.‘I could not convey him on towards Ipswich, not at the moment, not on this sport. It would have been very, very tough to come back into the group in that second. Very, very tough.‘He’s a younger participant discovering his means within the sport, so it’s your job as a supervisor to set him as much as have success.‘The group are enjoying with no rhythm and no management – and he’s a participant that wants rhythm and management. We didn’t have it on Tuesday evening.’Read More Read MoreFor the most recent Pompey information direct to your inbox join our free e-newsletterArsenal belief Pompey’s head coach to deal with Azeez accurately having overseen Emile Smith Rowe at Huddersfield.The proficient midfielder spent the second half of the 2019-20 marketing campaign with the Terriers when Cowley was boss.It was a mortgage spell throughout which Smith Rowe flourished, returning to Arsenal on the second’s finish to subsequently set up himself of their first-team.He has now made 54 appearances and netted 9 instances for the Premier League giants.Cowley’s dealing with of the teen ensured Arsenal had been keen to entrust him with Azeez, representing his first spell away from the Emirates.However, thus far, he has featured for simply 59 minutes in Pompey’s first-team, with a begin towards Cambridge United final month.Azeez has additionally been named on the Blues’ bench for 5 video games this season, but on every event not used, together with at Rotherham and towards Ipswich.Now Cowley is weighing up whether or not to introduce the England under-20 worldwide towards Accrington on Saturday.He added: ‘Will Azeez play at Accrington?‘We must go away and replicate, assess, come again collectively as a bunch and discover some options.’A message from the Editor, Mark WaldronYou can help our native group of professional Pompey writers by subscribing right here for all the most recent information from Fratton Park for 14p a day.


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