Photo: Arsenal 17-year-old who's 'similar in style to Omari Hutchinson' training in Dubai pre-Lyon clash
Over the next few days, the Gunners players not at the tournament will hope to impress Mikel Arteta and his coaches.
Arsenal will take on Lyon on Thursday, December 8, followed by AC Milan on Tuesday, December 13.
Arteta has selected 27 players for the club’s trip to the United Arab Emirates, including a number of academy youngsters.
One of those is a talented 17-year-old attacking talent who has already earned promotion to Arsenal’s Under-21s.
Amario Cozier-Duberry has been photographed in training ahead of the Gunners’ meeting with Lyon.
Arsenal talent Amaro Cozier-Duberry – factfile
Cozier-Duberry joined Arsenal’s Hale End setup aged 14 and has progressed through the ranks.
As per the Gunners website, he enjoyed a breakout season for the Under-18s last term.
Cozier-Duberry featured at both attacking midfield and wing-back, testament to his versatility.
This season, the teenager has registered for goals for the Under-21s after promotion in the summer.
Cozier-Duberry also signed his first professional contract in June, and was on the Arsenal bench against Zurich in September.
At the start of the year, Arsenal youth team expert Jeorge Bird spoke highly of the youngster on his website.
‘A player who has excellent close control and a powerful shot, he is undoubtedly one of the standout players from this season’s scholarship intake,’ he wrote.
‘Cozier-Duberry seems rather similar in style to Omari Hutchinson.’
Bird also noted how Cozier-Duberry scored his first goal for the U23s at the age of 16 years and 234 days.
‘Since 2009, only Reiss Nelson, Serge Gnabry and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have scored for the U23s at a younger age,’ he added.
Great footsteps for Cozier-Duberry to follow, and hopefully he can go on to hit those same heights for Arsenal.
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