Arsenal continued to show strength when they beat West Ham United 3-1. Mikel Arteta’s army maintains a 5-point distance from defending champion Man City. To maintain the No. 1 position in the rankings, the Gunners need to increase personnel in the winter transfer market.
However, with insufficient financial potential, Arsenal will limit spending huge amounts of money to bring in blockbuster signatures. Another possible way to help the north London team save money is to give opportunities and make the most of “homegrown” young talents. Here are 5 promising young shoots for Arteta in the second phase of the season.
1 – Ethan Nwaneri
Ethan Nwaneri’s face is no longer a strange name to many football fans in the foggy country. The English midfielder went down in Premier League history when he became the youngest player to appear in the match between Arsenal and Brentford in September.
Since then, Ethan has continuously impressed in the Arsenal youth teams. “You can’t doubt the talent of this kid. I’ve heard many opinions from the coaches that, not many young 15-year-old stars in the past 10 years have reached the level, have stable performance like Nwaneri, ” former center-back Rio Ferdinand shared.
2 – Lino Sousa
Sousa arrived at Emirates Stadium from West Brom in January 2022. The 17-year-old morning star quickly proved his talent and had the opportunity to participate in the Arsenal first team. After 2 months with the U18 team, Sousa was promoted to the U23 team.
The young British star also joined the Gunners at the Europa League playground this season. Sousa played prominently as a full-back. Continuous progress at the club helped Sousa be called up to the England U18 team.
3 – Amario Cozier-Duberry
Cozier-Duberry is on Arsenal’s registration list against FC Zurich in the Europa League. The 17-year-old morning star comes from the Hale End youth academy, has the ability to play wide on both wings.
Cozier-Duberry played explosively when Arsenal U18 won 6-0 U18 Millwall in the FA Young Cup. In the context that the Mykhaylo Mudryk deal has not made much progress, Cozier-Duberry has emerged as the ideal home-grown option for coach Mikel Arteta.
4 – Myles Lewis-Skelly
Lewis-Skelly emerged as a promising young Arsenal midfielder. The 16-year-old tomorrow star regularly participates in the Gunners U18 team this season. British young bamboo shoots are recognized by experts as the jewel of the current north London team.
Lewis-Skelly’s forte playing position is defensive midfielder. Coach Arteta can use Lewis-Skelly as a backup for the duo Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny.
5 – Nathan Butler-Oyedeji
Butler-Oyedeji is one of the standout players for Arsenal Under-21s this season. The 19-year-old young star played prominently in the role of a central striker. Butler-Oyedeji exploded Papa Johns Trophy when he entered the top scorers of the tournament.
The 19-year-old morning star possesses impressive speed and dribbling ability. Butler-Oyedeji promises to be a possible backup for Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah.
Mr. Nguyen | 10:04 12/30/2022