Arsenal play their first game of their USA tour tonight as they take on Colorado Rapids and there could be several youngsters involved.
Robbie Burton, James Olayinka and Dominic Thompson have yet to make a competitive first-team appearance for the Gunners, but they may be given a chance to showcase their credentials.
Here’s what to expect from each of them.
Wales youth international Burton, a 19-year-old midfielder, trained with Unai Emery’s squad on several occasions last season.
Burton, a product of Arsenal’s Hale End academy, is capable of playing slick passes, yet he isn’t the strongest physically.
The youngster frequently takes corners for Arsenal at academy level and was part of the side that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup in 2018.
Olayinka, 18, is also a Hale End product and is held in good regard by all of the coaches at London Colney.
Full of energy, he can play in various midfield positions as well as out wide or at right-back, which could prove to be very useful during the tour.
He does, however, have a tendency to hold onto the ball for too long at times, which is something that he will be seeking to eradicate from his game.
A left-back, Thompson will turn 19 later this month and is a hard-working and tenacious player who frequently pushes forward to support the attack.
While in charge of the U23s last season Freddie Ljungberg experimented by deploying Thompson as an attacking midfielder in some games and that move looks to have improved the youngster’s overall tactical understanding.
There are still occasions when Thompson can get caught out, but being involved with the first-team should help him to improve.