Balogun and Coyle amongst nine youngsters to train with Arsenal first-team

Folarin Balogun was rewarded for his impressive recent form by being selected to train with the Arsenal first-team squad today.

The prolific striker scored a hat-trick for the U23s against Blackburn Rovers recently, following on from stellar performances during pre-season, and was one of a host of youngsters assessed by Unai Emery.

As usual, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka trained with the squad, while winger Trae Coyle was also called upon along with midfielders Jordan McEneff and James Olayinka.

Another winger, Nathan Tormey, also trained with the squad, as did right-back Zak Swanson and goalkeeper Karl Hein.

Some of the aforementioned youngsters could come into consideration for cup games this season.

Emile Smith Rowe, meanwhile, continued his recovery from injury by participating in full training as he joined Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock, who were also recently promoted, for the session.

Regarding first-team players, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil were back in training after injury and illness respectively.

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