After a hugely frustrating start to the season, Arsenal U23s look as though they have finally turned a corner, with the 6-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers providing the squad with a major confidence boost.
One player who has impressed in recent weeks is Tim Akinola, the midfielder who was signed in the summer having been let go by Huddersfield Town.
Akinola was a surprise addition to the U23 squad but it was clear that Steve Bould’s side needed a player in that mould – a midfielder who is capable of breaking up play efficiently.
It is clear that Akinola is capable of doing that, and, although he took a while to adapt to Arsenal’s style of play, the 19-year-old is starting to settle in well.
Meanwhile, forward Nikolaj Moller, who was previously at Malmo, has made an instant impact and has impressed with his linkup play in addition to providing a goal threat.
Moller’s height is an extremely useful asset and he has managed to combine with fellow striker Folarin Balogun to excellent effect.
The 18-year-old was involved in first-team training today and certainly looks to possess the required qualities to make an impact at senior level in due course.