Arsenal to lose their 'best-ever' academy graduate this summer, with interest mounting in the teen: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta looks dejected during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on September 11, 2021 in London, England.
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Arsenal are to lose an academy product dubbed "the best kid I’ve ever seen" by the scout who found him – as interested parties queue up to sign him.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has built the youngest team in the Premier League with a core of superstars from the club's famed Hale End academy. Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah all lead the homegrown talent at the Emirates Stadium, with Folarin Balogun set for departure and more youngsters coming through below them.

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.