By Joe Brewin

Martin Angha says there is no better club for a young player than Arsenal.

The 17-year-old defender joined the Gunners from his native Switzerland in the summer of 2010 and has risen through the youth ranks to establish himself in Neil Banfield’s Reserves set-up this season.

Having been an Arsenal fan from an early age, Angha believes his development is in the best possible hands.

“I don't think that as a young player you could get a better club than Arsenal,” he told

“The boss gives young players a chance, maybe more if they need them, and then it is just up to you to take it. To be a proper footballer I think I am at the best club to develop.”

Angha has had the chance to train with the first-team squad numerous times this season and the Swiss defender knows he is under scrutiny.

“Arsène Wenger is very calm on the training ground, it seems as though he is studying you when he looks at you,” said Angha.

“Sometimes you don't know what he is thinking but you know he sees everything you do. He watches the young players very carefully and I think he is a very good coach.

“For the first few times I was a bit nervous because it is just so different when you're training with all these world-class players,” he added. “But now I get used to it and they help me a lot in training, giving advice.

“It helps so much when you train with these top players - you can learn a lot off of them.”

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1 Dec 2011