They are undoubtedly two of the most talented youngsters in Arsenal’s academy system and tonight Dan Crowley and Gedion Zelalem both had hugely positive experiences as they become accustomed to senior football.
Crowley started and scored as Barnsley lost 5-3 to Everton in the second round of the Capital One Cup. The midfielder scored Barnsely’s third goal with a neat strike on the hour mark, with the Premier League side eventually prevailing in extra-time.
Zelalem chalked up an assist on his debut for Rangers as his temporary side thrashed Airdrieonians 5-0 in the Scottish League Cup. The United States youth international was involved in the build-up to Rangers’ second goal as he found fellow Arsenal academy graduate Dean Shiels, who in turn played the ball through to Andy Halliday to score.
Zelalem himself was the provider for the third goal, with his ball finding Martyn Waghorn, who finished well. Zelalem was also involved in the build-up to Rangers’ fifth goal, which was scored by James Tavernier.