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The Arsenal youngster poised to burst into the first team – Young Guns Blog

first_img Chris Willock has been singled out by Arsene Wenger during Arsenal’s pre-season Arsenal blogger Jamie Sanderson looks at the next young star expected to make the step up from the Gunners’ academy to the first team…It seems like every year there’s a top talent ready to burst out of Arsenal’s glittering academy – and this year is no different.During the friendly with Boreham Wood at the weekend, Arsene Wenger gave a run out to the next exciting prospect to emerge in the form of 16-year-old Chris Willock.This was no reserve run out, as he lined up alongside the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky and Wojciech Szczesny in a strong team. It’s a sign of just how highly he is regarded.Wenger admitted he was interested and intrigued by the winger after hearing plenty about him.Rightly so – Willock has been sparkling for the youth team and despite his young age, has been impossible to ignore.A technical wide man who can play as a number 10, he boasts great skill and speed, and is working hard to add power and physicality to his game in order to become a complete package.Ability must be mixed with attitude for Willock to reach the top, and all the reports are that he’s a good kid, has a great attitude and is hungry to listen and improve.We’ve only just started to get a glimpse of Willock but all the signs are that we’ll be seeing a lot more of him in future.From Jack Wilshere to Serge Gnabry, plenty of talents have used the pre-season to force their way into the first-team setup, and while Willock has time on his side, he’s good enough to make waves this summer and put himself in contention with the senior boys.Arsenal fans, have you seen Willock in action? If so, what do you think? Let us know below… 1last_img read more