'His anticipation is absolutely huge'

Our under-23s return to action against Manchester United on Monday night - and Arsene Wenger has reserved special praise for captain Ben Sheaf.

The 19-year-old defender signed a new deal with the club earlier this campaign and has already left a positive impression on the manager.

"He’s always ahead of the game and his anticipation quality is absolutely huge," Wenger told Arsenal Player.


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"He has that kind of mental strength as well. A typical British way of handling things, facing the difficulties with a very cool and intelligent way.

"There is something in him that I believe will allow him to progress always. Because he analyses well what’s happening to him, he assesses well what is going on and that’s why I believe he will have a good career."

Sheaf is likely to be in action in tonight's Premier League 2 meeting with the Red Devils - set to be streamed live on with kick-off at 7pm (UK time).

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