Blackpool boss Holloway hopeful signing Arsenal's Emmanuel-Thomas

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is ready to deal in Arsenal striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is ready to deal in Arsenal striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder and his agent were guests at Bloomfield Road to witness Holloway’s side draw 1-1 with Cardiff City.

Holloway said: “I have done my best to sell the club and my playing style ethos to the lad. Now its down to him.

“Arsene Wenger is happy for him to come here but there may be other clubs after him.”

Holloway hopes his track record of improving young Premier League players will work in his favour.

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