Arsenal teenager Joshua Da Silva compares his style of play to Olivier Giroud

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The Arsenal teenager has compared his style to the French international.

Arsenal youngster Joshua Da Silva has been speaking to the club’s official website about which Gunners star he is most like on the pitch.

Da Silva is a 17-year-old who has adapted from being a winger to a striker and he has been talking about how he must improve his goal-scoring ratio as he seeks to ultimately break into the Arsenal first-team.

That is some way off and for now Da Silva will be focused on adding to his two UEFA Youth League appearances before pushing for an under-21 place further down the line.

Given the sheer number of quality teenagers coming through the ranks at Arsenal right now that will be easier said than done, but if he can become as good as the player he compares himself to that will be a huge step in the right direction.

“My style is more Olivier Giroud than Theo Walcott because my pace is good but not blistering like Theo’s, but my hold up play is a big part of what I do,” Da Silva told arsenal.com.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has shown in the past that he is not afraid to give young players a chance and Da Silva will know his time could well come if he continues to work hard in training and for the under-18s.

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