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This article was originally published on 30th August 2011 when Jeorge Bird from Arsenal Youth provided the lowdown on our then hopeful loan signing Daniel Boateng. Today (20th Jan 2012) Boateng has joined on loan until the end of the season, here is another look at Jeorge’s comments.

When Daniel Boateng was emerging through the ranks at Arsenal’s Hale End Academy, he was always noted as possessing immense physical strength which, particularly at that level, ensured that he was a difficult opponent for many attackers.

Now a fully-fledged member of Neil Banfield’s Reserve side, his development in the ensuing period has been a profound one, with the defender, who will turn 19 early next month, possessing a significantly improved reading of the game in comparison to his schoolboy days.

Boateng’s strength remains his key attribute and, against Manchester United Reserves recently, he used it to excellent effect, dealing well with the considerable threat of United striker…

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