According to Sky Sports, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised the commitment of Nico Yennaris, who is likely to start in the Capital One Cup tie against Coventry tonight.
The midfielder, like so many at Arsenal, is a product from an impressive youth system in place at the Emirates.
A lifelong Arsenal supporter, a seven-year-old Yennaris was once a mascot at Highbury. Wenger says the 19-year-old, who made his Premier League debut against Manchester United last January, will feature for the visit of League One side Coventry tonight, “He has a good chance to be on the pitch on Wednesday night, so that is a fantastic story.”
The Gunners boss believes that the under-19 international is an example to all young players looking to break through at Arsenal, “Dreams do come true sometimes when you really want it and have been lucky as well.” Wenger added, “First of all you must really want it and Nico is one of these guys who has that. He is ready to give himself a chance with full commitment. Nico is a fantastic player, but also has an excellent attitude – his is a good example for all of the fans who will turn up on Wednesday night.”
Wenger is likely to field a relatively inexperienced side for the clash with the Sky Blues. However, the Arsenal manager is also expected to play Andrey Arshavin, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott – all of whom are desperate to make a good impression in order to feature more regularly in the Premier League.