Is Arsenal starlet Xavier Amaechi the next Sancho?

Xavier Amaechi is the next player to be linked with a move to the Bundesliga from the Premier League.

The 18-year-old is yet to make his first-team debut for the Gunners but report that Bayern Munich are lining up a potential summer swoop for a player capped at England Under-16 and Under-17 levels.

Amaechi has won six caps for the former, scoring twice, and five for the latter, netting once.

For the Gunners, he has scored eight goals and laid on one assist in 15 games for the Under-18s, while netting three times and providing eight assists in 16 games for the Under-23s.

However, he is down the pecking order under Unai Emery and could be the next Arsenal youngster to seek pastures new abroad.

Marcus McGuane had made two senior appearances for the Gunners when Barcelona came knocking and he made the move, aware that his path to the first-team was clogged at the Emirates. He has played exclusively for the B team in Catalonia and it remains to be seen if his move will be vindicated.

Jadon Sancho, however, has reaped the rewards of going all-in on himself by moving to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City and is already being touted as a potential £100 million player, with Manchester United said to be interested. Indeed, prior to the Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur, he had scored nine goals and laid on 14 assists in all competitions.

And after failing with multiple bids for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi in January, Bayern appear to have turned their attention¬†to Amaechi.

A player blessed with searing pace who is able to use both feet, his prolific exploits saw 14 clubs scout him earlier this week.

Emery, then, has a decision to make.

Chelsea dug their heels in over Hudson-Odoi and even began playing him regularly, perish the thought.

Amaechi has struggled with injuries and has had to battle back from a metatarsal problem sustained in September.

But now is the time for Emery to act; Bayern are circling and the Gunners boss has to decide whether or not he will offer the teenager promises of a route into the first-team.

He signed a new deal on his 17th birthday and is tied to the club until 2022 but a move to Bayern may prove too good to turn down.

It would be a gamble for Emery to start including him in his matchday squads but the question lingers: can he afford to lose a player who could become the next great British export?