Chelsea have been an annoying rival to Arsenal for years now, but the Blues may have just helped us unearth the next Bukayo Saka in Amario Cozier-Duberry.
Saka has arguably been Arsenal’s best player for a couple of years now. He’s a generational talent, but Gunners fans may not have to wait for another decade to find someone like him.
Cozier-Duberry has the potential to reach similar heights in an Arsenal shirt.
Chelsea may have helped Arsenal unearth the next Bukayo Saka in Amario Cozier-Duberry
This time last year, if you had asked people who the next big thing was in Arsenal’s academy, many would’ve suggested young Omari Hutchinson, who was shining in our colours every week at youth level.
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FourFourTwo even claimed that he was more exciting than Saka.
However, in a shocking turn of events in the summer, the talented youngster rejected a new contract at Arsenal and joined our London rivals Chelsea to better his chances of playing first-team football.
Hutchinson’s dream hasn’t quite been fulfilled at Stamford Bridge, but his departure allowed a hugely talented youngster to burst onto the scene at Arsenal – Amario Cozier-Duberry.
The 17-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists for our youth sides this season in just 18 appearances.
His phenomenal performances have earned him a place on Mikel Arteta’s bench on a few occasions this term, and he’s a regular in first-team training as well.
Cozier-Duberry’s style of play is very similar to that of Saka, and thanks to Chelsea signing Hutchinson, his path to the senior side will be a straightforward one in the coming years.
Gooners have their say on Omari Hutchinson and Amario Cozier Duberry
Arsenal fans are now convinced that Hutchinson’s decision to leave the club for Chelsea was the wrong one, but none of us are too bothered as we have a gem in Cozier-Duberry now.
Here’s what a few Gooners have had to say about the two players…
The next Bukayo Saka
Seeing Cozier-Duberry play will instantly remind you of Saka.
They’re both very similar players, and Arsenal fans think we already have Saka 2.0.