Cohen Bramall has hailed Brian McDermott, the scout who picked him out and recommended that Arsenal sign the non-league speedster.

Bramall made his Arsenal debut against Sydney FC in the Gunners first pre-season game of the summer. He did not feature against WSW.

Speaking to after the first match, Bramall amoitted that he hasn’t veen met McDermott yet, but he’s hoping atht one day he gets the chance to let him know how much he changed the young man’s life.

“I still haven’t met Brian,” said Bramall. “He’s a busy guy but I hope one day that I will meet him.

“He’s one of the people who has had a big impact on my life – what a guy he is.

“To have picked me out of the bunch at Sheffield Wednesday and to give me this shot. Words can’t describe what he means to me.

“He’s a top guy. What he has done for me is incredible.

“One day I will 100 per cent meet him and hopefully it will be soon because he has shaped my life. I want to meet him and to say thank you.”

With Marc Bola departing for Bristol Rovers on loan, Bramall looks set to become the first choice left-back for Steve Gatting’s u23s next season, meaning much more playing time.