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Arsenal signed young talented 5 year old wonder kid into their Academy

Arsenal have a number of young talents in their first-team at the moment.

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe both graduated to the first-team in recent years and have excelled for The Gunners.

Arsenal also possess a number of talented youngsters that will surely break through in the next few years, including Charlie Patino.

They’ve just made the signing of another young talent who has been making waves on social media this week.

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal recently signed a wonderkid to their academy by the name of Zayn Ali Salman.

The youngster, who is now five years old, became the club’s youngest ever player when he signed at the age of 4.

The Daily Mail say that Ali Salman’s balance and skill have seen him dubbed ‘little Messi.’

The youngster has an Instagram page which has already attracted over 9,500 followers.

Multiple clips of Ali Salman playing have been posted to his page and it’s easy to see what the fuss is all about. Watch a few clips of him playing below…

Ali Salman’s father has spoken about his son’s ability.

“He’s always been strong from a young age. He has had incredible balance since he was very small,” he told BBC, per Marca.

“Arsenal aren’t bothered about his age, they just think he has a lot of potential.”

The youngster’s coach, Austin Schofield, has revealed that he now plays against kids older than him.

“We put him with kids of his age, but he was better than all of them,” he said.

“He was quicker and he could score and pass much better than the others.

“I spoke with his Dad to suggest playing up, and he said ‘why not?'”

While Arsenal’s talent spotter, Stephen Deans, expressed his shock at seeing him play for the fist time.

“He was doing things he shouldn’t be doing at that age,” he said.

“When I saw him, I called a friend who confirmed he was four. I couldn’t believe that he is still in nursery.

“Then I spoke to his parents and brought him to a few sessions. He’s no fluke.”

It’s very early days, but Zayn Ali Salman looks to be a real star in the making.

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