Report: Arsenal close on 15-year-old Dutch wonderkid Boadu

Arsene Wenger

On top of the big money arrivals expected at the Emirates this summer, the Gunners are keeping faith in their youth recruitment drive.

The Daily Mail understand that Arsenal have moved ahead in the race to sign AZ Alkmaar's teenage sensation - Myron Boadu.

The 15-year-old has been highly touted for his pace and exceptional touch, which has attracted the attention of Europe's elite clubs, but the newspaper claim that the Gunners are expected to beat the likes of Ajax to his signature.

Arsène Wenger is expected to embark on a massive spending spree this summer, but with his pursuit of Boadu, it seems as though he will be making sure that youth remains a high priority at the Emirates.

With the emergence of Nigerian starlet - Alex Iwobi, Arsenal seem to be re-invigorated, and Wenger will be doubly pleased that it has been an academy graduate who has breathed life into the Gunner's faltering title challenge.

The Mail also go on to say that the North London outfit will continue their pursuit of youth with a move for Fulham's 16-year-old defender - Ryan Sessegnon.

If Boadu makes the switch to the Emirates, he will become the latest in a long line of teenage phenomenons moving to Arsenal. Both Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin left Barcelona's famed La Masia academy to join the Gunners in their early teenage years.

Boadu has represented the Netherlands at under-16 level, gaining two caps already, and is certainly a player with a bright future ahead of him.

Arsenal continue their assault on the Premier League with a trip to East London on Saturday, as they prepare to take on West Ham United.

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