There has been a considerable buzz of excitement about Miguel Azeez for some time, with the midfielder widely regarded as one of Arsenal’s best prospects.
The focus on Azeez has intensified this season after he signed scholarship terms last summer and, having caught the eye at U18 level, the youngster has recently broken into the Arsenal U23 side.
There is much to like about Azeez’s game – he plays slick passes with regularity, is very skillful and is able to control the ball effectively and at difficult angles even when placed under significant pressure.
However, there are times when games can appear to pass him by somewhat and it is important to give the 17-year-old time to fully adapt to the demands of U23 football before he can even be considered for involvement in the first-team.
An England youth international, much is expected of Azeez and it will be interesting to chart his progress over the next few years as he aims to make a major impact for both club and country.
Azeez has shown that he is willing to help his side out defensively, and he is capable of scoring some spectacular goals, but some patience is required as he searches for consistency.