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Reiss Nelson: Everyone should be buzzing about Arsenal youth

Reiss Nelson has revealed Arsenal have a host of other budding young stars coming through the ranks.

The Gunners' U18 side advanced to the FA Cup youth semi-finals with a win over Colchester on Tuesday.

And 18-year-old Nelson, who was promoted to the first-team this season, isn't surprised by the result.

"It's a really exciting time for all youth teams at the moment," Nelson told the club's website. "We're near the top of the table in the Premier League 2 and we're into the latter rounds of the FA Youth Cup. I think everyone's just buzzing in the youth section of the training ground at the moment.

"We've got so many talented youngsters in our ranks, but the ones who have really stood out to me are Trae Coyle at No 10 and Xavier on the wing, who has also made a couple of under-23 appearances.

"Flo Balogun is like a young Eddie Nketiah up front because he gets into good positions and always scores goals. I really like Bukayo Saka as well. He's still young but is doing the business for them, including that really good goal at Anfield. He's definitely one for the future."

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