Mikel Arteta is being slammed by the brother of former Gunners youngster Omari Hutchinson for failing to make a single FA Cup debut… two years after the now Chelsea star's departure
- Bukayo Saka was the youngest Arsenal player to play in the third round of the FA Cup at the age of 22
- One post appeared to refer to an apparent lack of opportunities in the first team
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Mikel Arteta has come under fire from the brother of former Arsenal youngster Omar Hutchinson.
Hutchinson was in the Arsenal academy from 2015 to 2022, starting at under-12 level and leaving as an 18-year-old in July two years ago.
The midfielder came under fire for the move and jumped from one London club to another after working his way up in North London, although he never made a senior appearance for the club.
At Chelsea he played once in the Premier League, once in the FA Cup, and is currently enjoying a loan spell at promotion candidate Ipswich in the Championship.
However, his brother took aim at Arteta on social media after the Gunners' loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday, pointing out the abuse Hutchinson received when he joined Chelsea.
Omari Hutchinson's brother has taken aim at Mikel Arteta in a recent social media post
Midfielder Hutchinson (pictured) returned to Chelsea from Arsenal in 2022 after seven years as a Gunners player
Gunners manager Mikel Arteta (pictured) failed to give minutes to Arsenal youngsters against Liverpool – Bukayo Saka was the youngest player to play at the age of 22
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Oshaye Hutchinson, a professional trainer, took to Instagram and his 9,000 followers to share his frustrations.
He posted: “Some people owe my brother an apology. All the insults and hate comments he received when he left Arsenal. I hope you all understand why!'
Oshaye, 25, then named a number of Premier League clubs giving young players minutes in the FA Cup alongside emojis.
“Man City debut, Chelsea debut, Liverpool, Spurs youth played this weekend,” he posted, followed by “Arsenal” with a cross.
He concluded the post with: 'I feel sorry for my Arsenal boyhood man. Free the boys.'
The post appears to suggest that Omari left Arsenal due to a proposed limited number of first-team opportunities or the path to getting there.
Hutchinson's brother appeared to point out a lack of first-team opportunities before the midfielder's departure from Arsenal
Hutchinson is currently enjoying a season-long loan spell with promotion hopefuls Ipswich Town in the Championship
The youngest Arsenal player to play at the Emirates was Bukayo Saka at the age of 22, who made over 200 appearances for his boyhood club.
Liverpool, meanwhile, gave minutes to players such as Jarrell Quansah (20), Conor Bradley (20) and Bobby Clark (18).
Elsewhere, Dane Scarlett and Jamie Donley (both 19) both played for Tottenham against Burnley on Friday, Alfie Gilchrist (20), Michael Golding (17) and Deivid Washington played for Chelsea against Preston, and Rico Lewis (18), Oscar Bobb (20) , Jacob Wright (18) and Micah Hamilton (20) played for Manchester City in their 5-0 win over Huddersfield.
Hutchinson has scored three goals in 29 appearances for Ipswich this season.