its because he behaved badly or something in a reserve game
he was a very good prospect, but its the same scenario with benfica and joao pinto
even though pinto was maybe their best player, they had to release him because he couldnt follow the club's rules
Bothroyd is 18, and was in arsenal acadamy youth team before he was kicked out, he hardly played for our reserves let alone got anywhere near the first team. He was part of the u-18 team that thrashed coventry last year in the youth cup final, and while he may be decent at youth team standard, hes by no means special, so don't start thinking you've got the next micheal owen on your hands because you haven't, if your lucky in a few years he maybe as good as ian dowie, but no better.
Comparing his situation to pintos is not entirely valid, for a start he's just a youth team player, secondly we're getting a fee for him, thirdly he's not even the best striker in the youth team let alone the best at the club.
He will probably be put in the reserves at coventry, I can't imagine even the sky blues have a crap enough frontline for him to have any chance of playing.
He was arsenals problem, now hes yours, good luck.