Some Arsenal fans have been raving after a report emerged from Football Talent Scout as they ranked the top 50 teenagers in world football.
Three youngsters from the north London club made the list as William Saliba, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli all featured the top 10, the most from any one team in that bracket. Saliba was ranked 10th, with Saka ninth and Martinelli sixth.
Interestingly, Saka was listed as a left-back, despite this not being his natural position, a testament to how well he has played this season. The 18-year old has made 30 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign, moving to left-back under Mikel Arteta after featuring as a left-sided midfielder for his predecessor Unai Emery.
Martinelli has featured 26 times in his debut season in London, scoring 10 goals and providing four assists, as per Transfermarkt. Saliba, who is currently on loan at Saint-Etienne, has played in 17 matches in all competitions for Les Verts this term (via Transfermarkt).
One Gunners fan suggested that Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, the highest-ranked Premier League player in third, should be lower than Martinelli.
Who should be ranked higher?
Nevertheless, these Arsenal supporters raved on Twitter when they read the report, with one fan calling it ‘brilliant’:
I see Mason Greenwood at three. Is it just me that thinks he’s overrated? He’s no Martinelli!
— Aaron AFC (@MegaAFC) May 8, 2020
— SlickyTim (@TheTimslicky) May 8, 2020
— Pranav (@pranav_268) May 8, 2020
Saliba, the only defender in top 10(though saka is not a left back), tells his strength.
— Veer (@VeerKoliwad) May 8, 2020
Add Thiago Almada/ Mohamed Ihatteryan to the list. Massive W #coyg
— Ranjib Raj (@arsenalfanboi_) May 8, 2020
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