Henderson is a Republic of Ireland Under-21 international and although he is not a first team regular he is highly rated by the clubs managing hierarchy. The midfielder was a regular for the reserves last season and travelled with Arsene Wenger’s senior squad for the pre-season trip to Germany, however he suffered a cruel setback when suffering a cruciate ligament injury on debut against Cologne on the pre-season tour.
English striker Sanchez Watt, who joined Arsenal at the age of eight, has scored five goals in six appearances for the reserve side this season after returning from a successful loan spell away at Leeds where he faced Arsenal in the Carling Cup last season.
The 20-year-old who has the opportunity to play for England, Wales or Jamaica international sides due to his parents nationalities was a part of the Carling Cup squad to face Shrewsbury in September and could may well be a part of the setup this week against Bolton.
Congratulations to Watt and Henderson for earning themselves fresh contracts, they have bright futures ahead of them at the Emirates and will prove their potential in due course. They both should seek a loan spell at a Premier League/Championship club soon to gain first team experience like Lansbury’s loan move to West Ham which will prove to be instrumental in his development, just as Wilshere’s spell at Bolton turned him from fringe player to first team starter at Arsenal.