By Nick Teale
 
Arsenal are renowned for developing some of the best young players in world football. But one of the stars of Tuesday's Carling Cup victory was found just three miles from Emirates Stadium.
 
Sanchez Watt was spotted by Arsenal scouts as a seven-year-old playing in Victoria Park, Hackney for Senrab FC.

The junior club has a famous history of producing professional footballers. England internationals including John Terry, Jermain Defoe and former Gunner Sol Campbell all turned out in Senrab colours as children.
 
Now Watt can be added to Senrab's long list of former players to make the grade as professionals.
 
"I used to train at Victoria Park in Hackney with Senrab and Arsenal came to watch me play," explained the 18-year-old striker.

"I ended up signing [for the Gunners] when I was seven."

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