The versatile and very talented 18-year-old has shown his ability in amongst Arsenal’s u23 side, where he has established himself as a mainstay in the team over the past few months.
Here are 10 Arsenal youth players to keep an eye on next season…
Marseille’s talented young defender Boubacar Kamara has ended speculation on his future, at least in the short-term, by signing his first professional contract – a three-year deal with the Ligue 1 side.
It has been an eventful year for Arsenal at youth level, one that will give them renewed optimism for future seasons.
Given the harsh, finite realities of professional football at the highest level, it’s becoming increasingly hard for youngsters to breakthrough the ranks at top clubs from academy level, especially between the ages of 17-21.
2016 has been a memorable year for Arsenal’s youth teams. Plenty of youngsters have developed significantly over the past twelve months and in this article, i highlight who the best performers have been on a consistent basis this year.
Stephy Mavididi netted a brace but Arsenal u23s were unable to take any points against a strong Liverpool side, which included the likes of defensive duo Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez, as well as Sheyi Ojo and highly rated forward, Harry Wilson.
Arsenal’s u23 side bounced back to winning ways in impressive style at Stamford Bridge on Friday evening, with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Adi Viveash’s side.
Below is a full list of players who feature in the rising stars features, sorted by teams in alphabetical order. Click on a player to find out more! NOTE: This will continue to update over time! Ajax: Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt Arsenal: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson (on-loan at Hoffenheim), Alex Iwobi, Ben Sheaf, Edward Nketiah, … Continue reading Rising Stars Glossary
Despite an entertaining affair at the Emirates, the hosts were knocked out of this year’s FA Youth Cup at the semi-final stage – on aggregate against Jason Wilcox’s side. Goals from Chris Willock as well as substitute Donyell Malen were unfortunately not enough for the Young Guns to progress into this year’s FA Youth Cup … Continue reading U18’s: Arsenal (3) 2-2 (4) Manchester City – Willock and Malen’s goals not enough to seal final berth