Photo: Edu spotted chatting with 'breathtaking' 19-year-old Arsenal youngster in first-team training yesterday
Mikel Arteta’s side recorded a 3-0 win against Lyon and will want to leave with their 100% record intact.
Ben White, Thomas Partey and Matt Turner rejoined the group after their World Cup campaigns.
This has given a number of Arsenal’s academy players the chance to travel with the first-team.
Although Nwaneri has made this senior debut this season, this camp is more about experience for them, rather than fighting for a first-team spot.
The injury to Gabriel Jesus is a massive blow to Arsenal, and has opened up a spot in the side.
One player who has been working in training to make his case to Arteta is young forward Marquinhos.
The 19-year-old joined Arsenal in the summer, and has already scored his first goal for the club.
He’s now been seen chatting to Edu, and Arsenal legend Bacary Sagna while taking a break in Dubai.
Edu chatting to Marquinhos in Arsenal training
Arsenal’s sporting director Edu was key in bringing Marquinhos to the Emirates this summer.
The deal cost the Gunners £3m, and could prove to be an absolute bargain in the future.
Martinelli’s progression provides the perfect blueprint to Marquinhos to work his way into Arsenal’s first-team.
Edu clearly has a good relationship with Marquinhos, and has been keeping a close eye on him in training.
He would have seen the youngster score a fantastic goal in Dubai that had his coaches applauding.
Edu might have also spotted Arteta stealing the ball off of him in a training drill.
It would be a huge show of faith in the youngster, but potentially just the break he needs to kickstart his Arsenal career.