Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes 16-year-old Chris Willock will develop into an "interesting player" after he impressed in the pre-season friendly against Boreham Wood.
Wenger threw the teenager into the deep end by including him in the starting lineup Arsenal's first match of the summer, but Willock put in a good performance before being substituted at half time.
The Arsenal boss was pleased with the youngster's display.
“He’s a very young boy and I wanted him to have a run out with the big boys to see how much he has to do,” Wenger told the Arsenal website. “But technically and tactically he integrated very well.
Of course it’s natural that he lacks a bit of power at that age but when he gets that he will be a very interesting player.”