5 Arsenal youngsters to look out for
There is a huge amount of talent among the younger players in Arsenal's academy side. Most recently, the under 23s were crowned Premier League 2 champions. Players such as Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah were all heavily involved in the winning campaign.
Apart from their amazing performances for the youth side this season, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has chosen to reward some of the young stars by giving them opportunities to play alongside the senior players.
Gaining first-hand experience in Premier League is one of the most critical components in preparing these young players for the future. They will soon be the ones emerging from the tunnel and playing in the starting line-up as the senior players step down.
Here are five talents that Arsenal fans should look out for in the coming years.
#5 Reiss Nelson
The 18-year-old has starred in 10 Premier League 2 appearances for the Arsenal under-23 team. He has scored eight times and provided two assists for his team-mates.
Without any doubt, he is one of the most highly-rated youngsters that Arsenal has. Wenger has also chosen to start Nelson in a couple of Europa League matches during the group stage and has shown confidence in the player.
Even though he has not quite lived up to the hype, Arsenal fans can expect Nelson to continue developing and ultimately reach his potential.
The England starlet is rumoured to be close to signing a new Arsenal contract and the Gunners can expect to see him involved more with the senior squad. He recently started for the senior squad in Arsenal's victory over Southampton. The Arsenal academy product showcased his energetic runs and dribbling skills during the match even though he did not complete the full match.
Recently, Nelson brought glory to Arsenal as he led the rest of the young stars to the Premier League 2 trophy. The English player is certainly a player to look out for over the next few seasons.