Wenger says he was happy with Meadeâ€™s full debut in Tuesdayâ€™s 2-1 defeat against Olympiacos, and believes the 20-year-old has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Ashley Cole and Kieran Gibbs.
â€śI think he had a good first half,â€ť the manager told Arsenal Player.
â€śWhen you come from the under-21s, itâ€™s a massive change in intensity. He did very well. Iâ€™m pleased with his attitude and the fact that he was not fazed. I remember the first ball he got, he cut inside when he was closed down and played the ball. You think thereâ€™s something there.â€ť
Meade is one of the shortest players in the squad but that is not a concern for Wenger.
â€śI would like them a bit taller, because in England you have to head the ball as well,â€ť he said. â€śBut I like the tenacious side, the technical qualities, and the fact they go forward is vital in the modern game.â€ť