Photo: 16-year-old Vlad Dragomir challenges Alexis Sanchez in Arsenal training

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The Romanian lad has been given a huge chance by Arsene Wenger today.

Arsenal face West Bromwich Albion this weekend in the Premier League hoping to continue their good Premier League form.

But the club are currently a little short on options in the team because of several injuries which has seen some of the younger players called in to first-team training.

However, this young man probably cannot believe his luck.

Vlad Dragomir is just 16-years-old and does not turn 17 until next spring. Yet, he was given the opportunity to get stuck in to Arsenal's star player Alexis Sanchez this afternoon.

He was snapped up by the club from Poli Timisoara in Romania this summer and has earned rave reviews for his magnificent range of passing in the Arsenal under-18s.

The young Romanian must have made a big impression as Arsene Wenger saw fit to give him a chance earlier this afternoon.

The likes of Jack Wilshere and Cesc Fabregas have previously been thrown into the Arsenal midfield at an early age. Who knows, maybe Dragomir is next?

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