Hector Bellerin: Dan Crowley is the player to look out for

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Big things are expected of Crowley, who joined Arsenal from Aston Villa in 2013.

Crowley, 17, moved to the Gunners in 2013, and Hector Bellerin has told the official Arsenal website that he is a player to watch out for this pre-season.

The Spanish full-back said: “He’s a really big talent. He showed it last year with the under-21s and his technique is really good. He’s a player who likes to have the ball at his feet. He just needs a bit more experience and the tour is going to give him that. He’s definitely a player to look out for.”

Crowley is a talented midfielder who progressed though Aston Villa’s youth system before linking up with Arsenal, and he has headed away with the Gunners on their pre-season tour of Singapore.

He is just 17, but has already made a big impression at both Under-18 and Under-21 level, as well as becoming a regular at Under-17 level for England.

Frequently utilised in an attacking midfield position, he has netted 10 goals and registered four assists in 32 games across both youth levels for the North London club.

He will be given chances to play alongside his senior teammates during this pre-season tour, and if already held in high regard by the likes of Bellerin, it is clear that Crowley must have a bright future.

The players have faith in him, as does head coach Arsene Wenger who has selected him for the tour, and he will be looking to follow Bellerin’s recent career path - having become the latest player to make the step up from Arsenal's academy to senior team in recent months.

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