Photo: Arsenal 17-year-old in first-team training alongside Tomiyasu
Arsenal picked up their first win of the Premier League season last weekend.
The Gunners ran out 1-0 winners over Norwich at the Emirates, courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike.
Now, Arsenal will hope to follow it up with a second consecutive league victory, and first on the road.
Mikel Arteta’s charges head to Burnley on Saturday in a 3pm BST kickoff.
The Arsenal boss has been putting his players through their paces this week.
Arteta also called up an academy talent to training, one who has been tipped for stardom.
Marcelo Flores joined Arsenal’s academy from Ipswich in March 2019 and has been making a name for himself at Hale End.
The 17-year-old has already signed a professional contract at the Emirates, testament to his talent and potential.
And on Wednesday, Flores took part in first-team training, being pictured alongside Arsenal newcomer Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Flores was tipped to become fully integrated with the Under-23s this season, but he’s still largely turning out for the U18s.
His tally of four goals from three U18 Premier League games so far this term shows he’s surely in line for a promotion.
According to Jeorge Bird, there is a concern that Flores doesn’t fit neatly into the 5-2-3 formation that is preferred by coach Kevin Betsy.
However, between Flores willing to adapt and Betsy potentially changing formation, it’s likely the youngster will break into the U23s at some point.
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