Charlie Gilmour has revealed how much he looks up to Santi Cazorla.

18-year-old Arsenal youth midfielder Gilmour has revealed how much he looks up to the Gunners’ central maestro Cazorla.

“At Arsenal the player I most look to is Santi Cazorla,” he told Football London.

“I use both feet and am developing my skills with him as a model. He has such quick feet and can go in any direction – that’s why opponents don’t know what he’s going to do.

“Santi has so much footballing talent but he also has the talent to use it. He gives everything for every minute of every game. That’s why I admire him so much.”

Gilmour isn’t the first youngster or senior player to praise Cazorla, who’s been out of action since last October after suffering an ankle injury, which led to further complications. And I’m sure he won’t be the last. The little Spaniard isn’t just incredibly skillful, he’s one of the most genuinely two-footed players in the world which, for a fellow midfielder, must be pretty awesome to watch.

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BANGOR, WALES – OCTOBER 31: Charlie Gilmour of England U16 in action during the Victory Shield match between Wales U16 and England U16 at the Book People Stadium on October 31, 2014 in Bangor, Wales. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)

Gilmour has traveled to Belarus with the first team to face BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday night.

While it’s unlikely that the teenager will be given a start since Arsene Wenger has confirmed he’ll field an experienced side, he could get subbed on later in the match.

Considering Gilmour has been at Arsenal since the age of six, making his first team debut would be massive for him.

Gilmour’s made just one Premier League 2 appearance so far this term and 15 for the u18s last season. He scored three goals in that time and assisted one.

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