Miguel Azeez, Ben Cottrell and Folarin Balogun travel with Arsenal first-team to face Molde

Arsenal youngsters Miguel Azeez, Ben Cottrell and Folarin Balogun have travelled with the first-team squad to Norway ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game against Molde.

Azeez, who impressed for the U23s after coming on against Everton last weekend, will hope to make his competitive debut for the first-team.

One of the brightest prospects in Arsenal’s academy, Azeez featured for the senior side in a friendly against MK Dons in pre-season.

Midfielder Cottrell has excelled for the U23s and is capable of playing slick passes with regularity. He also played against MK Dons, when he filled in as a left wing-back.

Forward Balogun, who has still yet to commit to a new contract, has also travelled. He made his first-team debut earlier in the Europa League group stages in the win against Dundalk.

First-team midfielder Emile Smith Rowe is named in a travelling squad at senior level for the first time this season.

Cedric Soares, Alex Runarsson, Granit Xhaka, Kieran Tierney and Shkodran Mustafi have also travelled with the squad for the game against Molde.

One comment

  1. Foloran Balogun again, that’s positive, part of the charm offensive to get him to sign, I’d honestly thought we’d lost him last summer but things change and maybe we’re gonna keep him which would be great.

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