Mikel Arteta calls 18-year-old up to Arsenal first-team training, he's been compared to Eduardo
Arsenal have plenty of superb young players coming through the ranks at Hale End.
Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are the two most high-profile ones in recent years, but there are many more who have amazing potential.
One of those is Mika Biereth, who joined the Arsenal ranks in July after snubbing a new contract at Fulham.
Last season, the 18-year-old registered a staggering 21 goals and 13 assists as Fulham’s Under-18s won the U-18 Premier League south.
This term, Biereth has stepped up superbly for Arsenal Under-23s, registering an impressive four goals and three assists from nine Premier League 2 games.
On Thursday, Arsenal published photos from their latest training session at London Colney
The Denmark youth international was pictured alongside Thomas Partey, who was making a pass.
Although Biereth is yet to make his first-team debut, his incredible form and progress could well see him get some senior minutes this season.
Arsenal fans have sung Biereth’s praises in the past and lauded his arrival – one supporter even compared him to iconic Gunners striker Eduardo da Silva.
I know Balogun is the one many of us are looking at to break into the 1st team but I ask that you keep an eye on Mika Biereth. His hold up play, positions he takes off the ball and 1st touch is very impressive— Emmanuel Nwachukwu (@EmmaNwachukwu_) October 1, 2021
Biereth is a finisher,reminds me a bit of Eduardo…the guy showing his time at Fulham wasn’t a fluke,noticed his finishing vs chelsea— Seed🇳🇬 (@seedorf097) October 1, 2021
It’s great to see Arteta give Hale End gems a chance in first-team training, and hopefully there will be more youngsters who’ll get minutes over the course of the season.