Wenger over the years has always played Arsenal youth team players in the league cup and at the early stages of the FA Cup. And with Arsenal having a relatively easy fixture in the next round of the English league cup, it appears Wenger is going back to his old style of giving the club’s youngsters a chance to impress.
16-year-old youngster Reiss Nelson could be the latest youngster to make his debut for the Gunners in the league cup game against Reading tomorrow. The highly rated youngster who is one of the club’s most gifted young attackers is among several other youngsters who trained with the first team today ahead of the fourth round clash against Reading tomorrow.
He has featured prominently for Arsenal’s under 18, the under 19 in the UEFA youth league and lately Arsenal’s under 23 side. He is also an England youth international.
Also in training today are the likes of first team members Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Elneny, Alex Iwobi, Carl Jenkinson, Gabriel, Kieran Gibbs, Rob Holding, Lucas Perez and Emiliano Martinez. Other of Nelson’s mates who trained with the first team include with Chris Willock, Marc Bola, Stephy Mavididi, Ben Sheaf, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Krystian Bielik, Gedion Zelalem and Matt Macey.