First-year scholar Anthony Jeffrey was previously named as one of the three fastest boys of his age in the country and, having put his athletics career to one side, he is now fully concentrated on putting those talents to good use on the football pitch.
Short in stature but capable of causing all manner of problems for opposition defences, left-winger Jeffrey has used his pace to impressive effect at under-18 level, having featured with some regularity last season whilst still a schoolboy.
He began this season in blistering form, finding the net four times in nine appearances, before an injury suffered in early November ruled him out until the New Year, meaning that he missed the Gunners’ short-lived FA Youth Cup campaign.
However, once he returns to full fitness, Jeffrey will aim to pick up where he left off and continue in his pursuit of a professional contract, something that he is already well on the way to achieving.
An accurate crosser, the 17 year old has also weighed in with several assists so far this campaign, and, although there are some aspects of his game which require improvement, such as his controlling of the ball, his perpetual desire to improve should stand him in good stead for the future.