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‘Reminds me of Santi’, ‘immense talent’: Some Arsenal fans in awe of youngster’s U23s display last night

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‘Reminds me of Santi’, ‘immense talent’: Some Arsenal fans in awe of youngster’s U23s display last night

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.

Arsenal Training Session

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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:

 

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.

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