Yunus Musah spent seven years in the Arsenal London Colney academy before leaving in 2019 at the age of 16. He moved to Valencia in a bid to secure first-team football, just like Serge Gnabry, in Spain. He said,
“I felt at the time maybe, we’ll never know, that I wasn’t able to be in the Arsenal first-team so early.”
“Their team was really good and I felt at my age I could play first-team football and there was the chance to move to Valencia. Things turned out great. I’m very grateful for that“
He could go on to become the next Serge Gnabry. Serge Gnabry left Arsenal to secure first-team football and now he is a regular for Germany and Bayern Munich. He is also a Champions League winner and has won multiple domestic honors as well. Arsenal has lost the gem they had. He could have been the final piece of the puzzle for them this season.
Is Yusuf Musah not good enough for Arsenal?
Arsenal boasts several quality youngsters under Mikel Arteta’s squad. But in years gone by, Arsenal have had their fair share of mistakes when deciding on a player’s future. Yunus Musah looks to be another one which Arsenal have made.
Serge Gnabry has made over 200 appearances and won multiple trophies for Bayern Munich since leaving the Gunners in 2016 and there is now another ex-Arsenal star catching the eye.
Musah the new Messiah at the Mestalla
Since making the move to Valencia, Musah has appeared 97 times for the first-team and is now a regular in Ruben Baraja’s midfield. Fabrizio Romano suggests that scouts have been sent to monitor him this season.
Yusuf Musah’s speed of dribbling with the ball and eagerness to press opponents are other attributes that keep Premier League clubs alert to his availability when the summer approaches.
In a list compiled by ESPN, the former Arsenal academy star has been ranked as the 35th-best youngster – ahead of Harvey Elliott, Giovanni Reyna etc.