‘The Boy Has Got Skills’ – Arsenal’s Alfred Mugabo

Alfred-MugaboAlfred Mugabo has certainly been doing something right down at the Arsenal training ground in recent weeks.

The Rwandan U17 International has been on the end of some big praise from fans favourite and fellow teammate Jack Wilshere.

The England international, who himself has been tipped for a big career, revealed his support for Mugabo on his twitter feed just a couple of weeks ago.

@JackWilshere tweeted: Watch out for this young lad at #Arsenal #Decent #Baller

When somebody of Wilshere’s calibre goes out of his way to praise a youngster it’s bound to get people noticing.

Mugabo compares himself to the likes of fellow Arsenal star Abou Diaby and revealed that Barcelona midfielder Xavi is hero and favourite player of all time.

The big, strong and versatile Rwandan is happiest when sitting just in front of the back, but can easily make the transition into centre-back, centre-midfield, or even as a wing back.

Mugabo was aware of his talent from a very young age, even in primary school he was progressing at a faster rate than many, playing for the year 6 football team when he was still learning in class 3.

Just a few years later Arsenal wrapped up a deal for the Rwandan when he was aged just 16-years old.

The deal came after Mugabo earned his first International call-up during the U17 World cup at the age of just 15.

Despite the midfielder’s side dropping out in the group stages there was no doubting the valuable experience it gave Mugabo.

And it now looks as though the Rwandan has taken the experience and progression into the training ground as he continues his development and starts to get noticed.

Mugabo will now be hoping that his good form continues to get him noticed as he looks to gain a chance to reach the Arsenal first team in years to come.

There’s no doubting that the strong Rwandan is going the right way about is thus far.

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