Five facts about 16-year-old Arsenal trialist Mads Dohr Thychosen

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We bring you a quick fact-file on the Danish teenager The Gunners are looking at ...

Arsenal are always known for their ability to pick up top young talent, and it appears they could have another on their hands.

The club currently have 16-year-old Mads Dohr Thychosen from Denmark at the club for a trial period. This is the second time he has been on trial with Arsenal, after stint at the club last season.

But now, aged 16, a chance of a permanent move is much more likely for the boy from Velje.

So what can we tell you about him?

Here are five facts on the teen…

1) The 16-year-old made his debut for his boyhood club Velje Boldklub last season in the Danish First Division - becoming the clubs youngest ever player.

2) Velje have also been the starting point for other successful Danish careers. Brian Steen Nielsen, John Sivebaek and Thomas Gravesen all started their careers with the team - while Thomas Sorensen played his first professional match for the club, on loan from Frederica.

3) Thychosen is also a member of the Danish youth set-up. He made his debut for the Under-16s at the age of 15 against the Czech Republic. He scored twice in that game, and is now playing for the under-17s.

4) He comes from a footballing family. His uncles Ulrich and Steen were also former Velje players who both played at international level for Denmark - Ulrich making three appearances and Steen playing on two occasions, and considered a legend at Velje.

5) As a player, Thychosen describes himself as not particulary technical, but as a strong and fast striker with an eye for goal:

"I am the fighting type. I'm not that technical, but I am fast and strong and ambitious. I also have my bad days, but if it does not run for you, you must help the team by giving 100 percent.''

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