There was some excitement when Henry Timi Davies joined Arsenal from Manchester City’s academy a couple of years ago, but injuries have meant that the prospect hasn’t yet been able to demonstrate what he is capable of.
A tall forward who can also play out wide, Davies has played just 62 minutes of competitive action since joining Arsenal and has spent the vast majority of this season on the sidelines.
However, the 18-year-old is finally back available and he was an unused substitute yesterday as the U18s were beaten by Leicester City.
There are just four league matches remaining for the U18s this campaign but Davies will be hoping to at least get some minutes.
The fact that Davies is already tied to a professional contract means that he doesn’t have to worry about his immediate future as he will still be at the club next season and will be part of the U21 squad.
A skilful player, Davies has previously been on the bench for the U21s but has endured so much frustration with injuries.
Davies will now hope that he will receive a chance to demonstrate what he is capable of and show why Arsenal signed him in the first place.
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Good luck to the lad.