Report: 'Outstanding' Arsenal gem likened to Mousa Dembele set for Dubai first-team training camp
With the World Cup about to get under way, Arsenal have planned a mid-season break which includes a warm-weather training camp in Dubai.
As per Jeorge Bird, the Gunners are set to fly to the Emirates on 4 December.
Arsenal will then take on Lyon on 8 December and AC Milan on 13 December.
Many of the Gunners’ top players are at the World Cup. So Mikel Arteta will have a chance to look at fringe players and academy stars.
And according to Jeorge Bird, the incredibly talented Myles Lewis-Skelly will head to Dubai with the first-team squad.
The 16-year-old has already broken into the Arsenal Under-21 squad, featuring as a substitute against Northampton Town and Monaco B.
As per Jeorge Bird, Lewis-Skelly is ‘undoubtedly one of the most talented youngsters at the club and has much potential’.
The Arsenal youth team expert added: ‘Lewis-Skelly frequently draws fouls from opposition players and relishes pushing forward to support the attack.
‘He has excellent technical ability and is now looking to develop defensively.’
Meanwhile, a former, unnamed Arsenal told VAVEL that Lewis-Skelly is on par with Ethan Nwaneri in terms of talent and potential.
‘At the moment, we’ve got two U16s where if I had to pick out a top ten of all the players I’ve known of in 30 years of being at Arsenal these two would be in my top ten, they’re outstanding,’ said the coach.
‘One is a boy called Myles Lewis-Skelly and the other is Ethan Nwaneri.
‘And my biggest worry about them is if we can keep them because I would say all the biggest clubs in the country will be sniffing around trying to get them.
‘These two boys are absolutely outstanding. And I would go as far as to say that if they’re not given a chance in the first team in two or three years then we’re all guessing!’
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