Arteta calls 18-year-old up to Arsenal first-team training, Sterling comparisons
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Arteta calls 18-year-old up to Arsenal first-team training, Sterling comparisons

Arsenal are in FA Cup third-round action on Sunday, the Gunners playing away at Nottingham Forest.

The Emirates Stadium outfit has locked horns with the East Midlands side on quite a few occasions in recent years.

Despite the two teams being in different leagues, Arsenal have taken on Forest three times in the last six years.

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And they’ve all been high-scoring encounters boasting at least four goals apiece.

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The Gunners beat the Nottingham side 4-0 in the League Cup in September 2016.

However, Forest got their revenge in January 2018, running out 4-2 winners over Arsenal in the FA Cup.

Then, Arsenal beat the Reds 5-0 in the League Cup in September 2019.

The domestic cups present a chance for clubs to give fringe players and academy stars an opportunity.

And on Wednesday, one of Arsenal’s most talented youngsters took part in first-team training.

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Omari Hutchinson been with Arsenal since the age of 11 and has progressed through the age groups at Hale End.

The 18-year-old signed his first professional contract in November 2020.

Hutchinson is known for his technical ability, passing and speed, earning comparisons with Raheem Sterling (The Sun).

He looks a cut above at Under-23 level, registering four goals and five assists from 11 Premier League 2 appearances.

Hutchinson is yet to make his senior Arsenal debut – could Sunday see Arteta unleash him against Forest?

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