Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko was left shocked by 1 youngster in the academy’s toughness in instruction.
Mikel Arteta has promoted 18-calendar year-previous Reuell Walters to the initial-workforce from the academy and he has now designed an impact on some of the Arsenal stars.
That has involved Zinchenko, who could not think how sturdy Walters appeared regardless of his tender age.
The remaining-back was talking to Rio Ferdinand on his YouTube channel when he was questioned about any concealed gems in the squad.
“I like so a lot centre-again Reuell,” the Ukraine global claimed.
“I feel the characteristics he has, he is aggressive. I swear to God, a person time he pushed Gabriel Jesus in a shoulder-to-shoulder.
“It is not uncomplicated to force Gabriel mainly because he is quite solid, and he was assured on the ball afterwards, he saved the ball nicely and handed.
“Wow. He impresses me I think the most.”
Walters joined Arsenal in 2020 immediately after leaving Tottenham the former calendar year.
He has been commended for his defensive attributes and performs as a centre-back again.
He is now a regular for the Arsenal Less than-21s despite his age, however he is nevertheless awaiting his senior debut.
Nonetheless, past period, Arteta termed him up to the to start with workforce and he was an unused substitute on 9 events.
The teenager also played for the Gunners through their pre-season tour of Germany and it could possibly only be a make a difference of time right before he will get his specialist debut.
And if he retains impressing his teammates, Walters may well conclusion up heading on to turn out to be a star in his have ideal.
Zinchenko was also requested by Manchester United legend Ferdinand how Thomas Partey as opposed to Red Devils star Casemiro.
The 26-12 months-aged explained: “Hear, I do not want to say a thing poor, he’s totally a earth-class participant as well, Casemiro, 5 Champions Leagues. But for me, if you desired me to pick one particular, it would be Partey.
“I had the debate in my head, who is the very best holding midfielder I have ever played with. It was amongst Fernandinho, Rodri and Partey.
“It’s a rough 1. I viewed Fernandinho when he was at Shakhtar and he aided me so much. I like him like an older brother, but Thomas Partey… I never know.”
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