A number of Arsenal fans have expressed their excitement on Twitter after it was confirmed (via UEFA) that Miguel Azeez has been included in the Gunners’ B squad for the Europa League.
Azeez looks to be one of the most exciting talents still awaiting his first team debut at the Emirates. As reported by Football London recently, he has trained with Mikel Arteta’s side on a few occasions. And he did feature in pre-season.
And the 18-year-old now appears to have taken another step slightly closer towards getting that opportunity in the senior side.
As noted by UEFA, the teenager is one of those named on Arsenal’s B squad in Europe. He joins the likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah and Folarin Balogun in that squad.
It remains to be seen if Arteta does consider Azeez to be in genuine contention to feature in one of their coming games.
But given that they now face six games in under three weeks before the international break – including three in the Europa League – the Arsenal boss will surely be tempted to rotate his options.
And it does appear that plenty of Arsenal fans are now hoping that Azeez will feature at some stage in the coming weeks.
He has recently shown glimpses of his quality with a stunning performance for their under-21s in the EFL Trophy win at Crawley Town.
Of course, the Gunners will face much tougher competition in the Europa League. But some are hopeful that his inclusion in the B squad is a sign that he is getting closer to getting that opportunity.
And they are clearly confident that he has the potential to make the most of any chance that comes his way.
Here is how some of the supporters have reacted to Azeez’s inclusion…
I’m all for it. Baller.
— Charles♦️ (@AFCCharles7) October 19, 2020
We might start seeing Miguel Azeez making a run out in Europa.
From everything I’ve heard, Azeez making the step-up to the Arsenal first team is a matter of when not if.
— The Wave (@TheWaveAFC) October 19, 2020
The future. Remember the the name https://t.co/dk0awKLDsL
— Bishop (@Kinsrock) October 20, 2020
Would love to see this kid get some playing time in the europa. I was really hoping his purported loan deal to charlton athletic would see the light of day. This kid will achieve great things at arsenal. https://t.co/8FrZFwl8Oh
— Uche Diwe (@diwe_uche) October 19, 2020
Excited to see Azeez get an opportunity in Europa has a lot of hype surrounding him and hopefully it will be a Saka-esque sequel. https://t.co/PpqVYa03kq
— Toby (@Toby__WR) October 19, 2020
Good, CM seems like the type of position Azeez could easily find himself in if any get injured as it’s only 4 players deep. https://t.co/N53h8VtMxh
— Anthaony (@anthaony) October 20, 2020
AZEEZ IN THE UEL SQUAD GET INNNNNN pic.twitter.com/AfzjeQMza5
— Mohit ⍨ (@AfcMKay) October 19, 2020