Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has told The Sun that he thinks Duncan Watmore will become a Sunderland hero having emerged in the first team this season.
Watmore, 21, has emerged from non-league football with Altrincham and a loan spell with Scottish side Hibernian to eventually become a Premier League prospect.
The winger, who joined Sunderland in 2013, has impressed in fleeting displays for the Black Cats this season, especially having scored the second goal in the 2-0 win over Stoke City last weekend.
Today, Watmore is set to feature against Arsenal in one of the biggest games of his career so far, and he has earned plenty of praise from one particular Gunners hero.
Former striker Ian Wright has told The Sun that he thinks Watmore has given a major boost to everybody at Sunderland, with his 'hunger, drive and determination' becoming key for Sam Allardyce's men.
Wright also predicts that Watmore could become a massive hero at the Stadium of Light, and if that is the case, the winger may not only become important on Wearside, but also for England having also starred for the Under-21's this season.
"He's given a boost to everybody," said Wright. "He's an England Under-21 player, scored for England the other day, scored a nice goal the other day...what I like about him is that he's got this hunger and drive and determination, I love that about him. Fans like Sunderland need to see somebody like that, who has come through, doing well at this level to take them out of trouble, and he'll probably become a massive hero," he added.
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