Why Rolando Aarons must reject Arsenal interest to aid his development

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Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons has attracted the interests of Arsenal, according to reports emerging this morning.

Rolando Aarons has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window, but the winger should reject any advances that come his way to benefit his future.

The Newcastle United wide-man looks a hugely exciting prospect, his development being best suited at St. James' Park. 

Aarons has burst onto the scene this season, with his performances over the opening of the campaign creating a lot of hype about his future.

Blessed with pace and trickery, he has all the attributes to make him a very successful modern day winger, but he must avoid having his head turned. 

Too often England's brightest talents are snatched away from clubs at a young-age by the highest profile sides in the country, but Aarons is already at a good home on Tyneside. 

Alan Pardew has already expressed a desire to start bringing through the club's academy-graduates and, as a result, his chances of first-team football at Newcastle mean that he would be better served saying there.

Arsenal have an abundance of attacking options, all of whom still have years ahead of them.

The likes of Danny Welbeck, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and even Alexis Sanchez are all under the age of 26, meaning for Aarons to break through into their senior side would be a huge task. 

At Newcastle, his route to the first-team has far fewer obstacles. With Pardew playing a counter-attacking style, his natural speed and exuberance make him a player perfectly suited to the side's style and he is in-line to become a prominent member of the team. 

Despite a persistent injury, the England youth-internaitonal has still managed to make five appearances for the Magpies and he could be waiting years for that many first-team chances at the Emirates.  

It is easy for young players to seek the limelight straight after breaking through, but Jack Rodwell, Scott Sinclair and Wilfried Zaha will all testify to the dangers of chasing the big-time too early and Aarons' future looks far brighter with his current side than it does anywhere else. 

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