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Arsenal youngster Emmanuel-Thomas: Blackpool spell made me better

Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel-Thomas enjoyed his time on-loan at Blackpool.

The highly-rated midfielder has just returned from a successful spell in the Championship where he played 12 games and scored a memorable goal at Doncaster Rovers.

"Going there and now coming back to Arsenal, I think I work a bit harder on the pitch now," he told Arsenal TV Online. "Technically it was different because there were more long balls but my work-rate has definitely improved.

"You grow up as a person as well because you are away from home and it's a chance to be independent and rely on yourself.

"It's totally different [away from Arsenal]. Even the little things like the food at the training ground or the training kit, everything is different and you have to get used to it. You realise that being at Arsenal is a privilege. My target is now to get into the first-team before the end of the season."

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