Former Arsenal attacking prospect Nacer Barazite scores four goals in 8-0 win

FC Utrecht Europa League

Former Arsenal youngster and Derby County loanee Nacer Barazite is currently at Utrecht.

Former Arsenal academy forward Nacer Barazite got his pre-season off to a flier at the weekend.

Barazite, now 25-years-old, scored four times for FC Utrecht in a 8-0 victory over Dutch amateur side SV Zevenhoven.

The once highly promising striker played three first team games for Arsenal, eventually departing for Austria Vienna in 2010.

He spent a year on loan at Derby County in 2008/09, but struggled to find the net.

Since leaving Arsenal he spent two seasons at AS Monaco, and signed for FC Utrecht 12 months ago.

The former Dutch under-21 international scored only twice in 16 games for the club last season, so bagging four at the weekend regardless of the opposition will come as a huge confidence boost for him.

The attacker had trials with Rangers in 2010, as reported The BBC at the time. His most prolific season came in 2011/12 for Austria Vienna when he scored 19 goals in 33 games, earning his Monaco move, but has failed to recapture this form since then.

The weekend's goal glut was a good early sign that this could be his season to do so.

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