Arsenal officially have two of the world's best young players as top 50 wonderkids named
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Arsenal have two of the world's most promising talents in the shape of Ethan Nwaneri and Brooke Norton-Cuffy.
The Gunners' duo have been named on Goal's NXGN 2023 list of the top 50 wonderkids, whilst Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho also made the cut.
Mikel Arteta has not only assembled the league's youngest average starting 11 this season, but he has also led them to the summit of the Premier League table.
Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, both 21, have been integral to the Gunners' title charge, scoring 25 league goals between them.
However, Arsenal fans have plenty more top get excited about with an array of talent expected to break into the first team in due course.
Arsenal duo named in top 50
One of the players identified as the next generation is right-back Norton-Cuffy. The 19-year-old has spent the season on loan at Coventry, where he has managed 34 appearances and registered two assists.
The defender may be worth his weight in gold next season, with Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu currently the club's only recognised right-backs.
Meanwhile, attacking midfielder Nwaneri has been tipped for great things after becoming the youngest ever Premier League player last September, coming off the bench during Arsenal's 3-0 win over Brentford at just 15 years and 181 days old.
Such is his talent, that Under-21 coach Jack Wilshere labelled him "unplayable" after his brace in a 3-3 draw with Manchester United in December.
Wilshere said: "In the second half, he was very good. He was unplayable at times. He had a few good moments. In the second half, a lot of players stepped up a level, we found some more space.
"We spoke to them a little bit at half-time about a few tactical things which allowed Ethan to free up. We had a really good balance in the team and Ethan was good in the second half."
However, his performances have also caught the eye of Premier League duo Manchester City and Chelsea, who are looking to snap up the player before he signs a professional deal at the Emirates.
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