“Take this player; he’s better than Osimhen or Toney,” was the advice.Rio Ferdinand, a former player for Manchester United, has encouraged Mikel Arteta to research the “prolific hitman” who has distinguished himself on a bigger platform than Ivan Toney.
Mikel Arteta has praised the ‘prolific’ 20-year-old talent for Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, will be closely examining the Gunners players who have not traveled during the current international break.
For a variety of reasons, a number of Arsenal first-team players have not received international calls.
Leandro Trossard, Bukayo Saka, and William Saliba have all left their national teams to work on their health and recuperate from injuries.
Additionally, Ben White, Jorginho, Emile Smith Rowe, and Gabriel Martinelli won’t be leaving London because they weren’t chosen for their respective nations.
Arsenal has established a custom of planning and hosting friendly games behind closed doors over international vacations.
Arteta has watched the Gunners play Watford, Ipswich Town, and Brentford while keeping an eye on both fringe players and youth standouts.
Arsenal’s “most obvious pick” to play up front in such a friendly is, according to football.London.
Potential ahead of the objective
It’s Khayon Edwards who is the player in question. The 20-year-old seems destined to start because practically all of the first-team offensive options are out.
Last season, Edwards was part of two Europa League matchday squads and worked regularly with Arteta’s squad.
This season, he has made eight appearances. Six players came from the EFL Trophy and two from the Premier League 2. He has scored three goals and provided an assist.
Edwards is described as “a hard-working attacker whose style of play and potency in front of goal emulates fellow academy grad, Eddie Nketiah” by Arsenal.com.
Additionally, he was “prolific” at the Under-18 level, according to Jeorge Bird. He is currently playing well at the Under-21 level and seems to have a bright future.