Massive 18-year-old promoted to Arsenal training by Arteta, towers over Saka

There was an unfamiliar face in Arsenal training this afternoon.

Mikel Arteta put his players through their paces ahead of Sunday’s visit of Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.

And the Spaniard included a never-seen-before teenager in his latest training session.

Among the attendees at London Colney today was a certain Zach Awe – and the youngster looks enormous.

The 18-year-old was photographed towering over fellow Hale End graduate Bukayo Saka in a couple of images.

Fortunately for Arsenal, Gabriel Magalhaes was also included in the session.

The Brazilian centre-back was reported to have been ‘limping‘ after the 2-0 defeat by PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League on Thursday night.

But the fact that he took part in Arteta’s full session today is a positive indication that he’ll be ready to face Steve Cooper’s side tomorrow afternoon.

Victory will take Arsenal back to the Premier League summit, after Manchester City beat Leicester City this afternoon to go above the North Londoners in the standings.


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