A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to praise Salah Oulad M’Hand’s performance for the Gunners Under-23s on Friday.
The 17-year-old midfielder joined Arsenal’s Professional Development Phase on a free transfer in August after leaving Feyenoord’s academy earlier this year.
Predominantly a central midfielder, Salah has spent his youth career in the Netherlands, developing through the youth ranks in Rotterdam with Feyenoord.
Upon his arrival at Arsenal, the club described him as being “renowned for his agility and creativity in the middle of the park”.
On Friday, Salah started for Steve Bould’s U23s as they played away at Brighton, and his creativity and link-up play was certainly on show.
Although he didn’t get on the scoresheet in a game dominated media-wise by William Saliba’s inclusion in the XI, Salah nonetheless wowed quite a few Gunners fans.
Here some of the social media reaction to the academy summer signing’s display:
Salah is playing really well again. A couple of creative through balls and nice touches, think he got a nutmeg at one point.
Balogun probably should’ve scored the most recent chance, it deserved to be an assist.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) September 18, 2020
Was talking about our Salah, currently having a great game for u23s
— Luis🦋 (@afcIuis) September 18, 2020
Salah Eddine is so good but I think he’s wasted out on the wing. He doesn’t seem to have the speed and athleticism for it.
— Allan AFC 🇫🇷⭐️⭐️ (@iTalkSoccer1) September 18, 2020
— 🎗 (@ArsenalPresser) September 18, 2020
Saliba has been poor and salah needs to take willocks place right NOW !!!!!!!!!!!
— ChaudhryThings (@ChaudhryStuff) September 18, 2020
Finishes 2-2 between BHA U23 and Arsenal U23. Shame the lads couldn’t hold on to the winner. Brilliant today from Saliba, Ballard, Cottrell notably. Good shift put in by Salah, Balogun looked frustrated throughout tbf.
— Dean 🏆🎗🔴⚪️🎗🏆 (@DeanJamesAFC) September 18, 2020
Arsenals U23 were a bit sloppy today. Good run out for Saliba though. Salah looks good; one for the future
— Ripple Knight. (@RippleKnightAFC) September 18, 2020
I’m going to reserve my judgement but atm Salah really reminds me of Santi, not ready for the first team yet though.
— Peggz (@PeggzAFC) September 18, 2020
Arsenal fell behind to Teddy Jenks’ penalty before turning the game around through Ben Cottrell and Folarin Balogun only for Danny Cashman to earn a share of the points for the hosts.