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‘Surprise package’: Some Arsenal fans react after seeing who’s taken part in first-team training

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‘Surprise package’: Some Arsenal fans react after seeing who’s taken part in first-team training

A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Gunners academy ace Jordi Osei-Tutu pictured in first-team training ahead of the FA Cup final.

The 21-year-old joined the Arsenal academy from Reading in 2015 and has worked his way through the ranks, impressing for the Under-23s in 2018-19.

In June last year, Osei-Tutu joined VfL Bochum on loan for the season and shone for the German second-tier club, making 21 league appearances and claiming five goals and three assists.

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The right-sided player endured some difficulties early on during his stint, with an incident of racist abuse in a pre-season friendly against St Gallen a particularly awful moment.

Osei-Tutu was mostly deployed at right-back at first, and did well from an attacking perspective, but there were some doubts over his defensive capabilities and found himself out of the squad at times.

However, being subsequently deployed as a right-winger – the same position he played in at Reading – has allowed him to showcase his talents and weigh in with numerous goals and assists.

In his last 11 league games for Bochum, Osei-Tutu claimed an impressive four goals and three assists.

He is still awaiting his competitive debut for Arsenal but being in Mikel Arteta’s squad suggests that the Spaniard has him in his plans for next season.

And plenty of Gunners fans loved what they saw:

 

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