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Arsenal 16-year-old is 'turning heads' at Colney after leaving Spurs

Arsenal have a multitude of talented youngsters coming through the ranks.

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have broken into the first team and become indispensable players.

And there could be plenty more to follow in the next few years.

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The likes of Charlie Patino, Kido Taylor-Hart, Joel Ideho and Omari Hutchinson, amongst others, have been tipped for success.

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Now, The Guardian’s Next Generation 2021 has name-checked one player that not many fans may have heard of just yet – Reuell Walters.

The 16-year-old has managed a pretty incredible feat this season – breaking into the Under-23s which, at his age, suggests he’s especially talented.

Walters played 90 minutes for Arsenal Under-23s in their EFL Trophy tie at Swindon, and has gone on to make four Premier League 2 appearances.

The teenager started out playing junior football in Peckham before spending four years with Spurs.

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Walters then took a two-year break after feeling constrained by academy football, according to The Guardian.

Manchester United sought to make a move in 2019, but administrative issues scuppered their chances, and Arsenal then successfully made their move.

“Walters is a grounded, level-headed individual whose tenacity and attacking instincts have turned plenty of heads inside the Gunners’ HQ,” added The Guardian.

“He has already captained the under-18s and looks firmly ahead of schedule.”

The future truly looks bright at Arsenal and the next few years could well see a senior squad composed of multiple Hale End graduates.

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