Arsenal central midfielder, Silvana Flores, has been named in Mexico’s senior squad for the upcoming double header against Brazil.

Marcelo Flores with Arsenal
Marcelo Flores after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Instagram / FloresSilvana_)

It will be her first senior call-up following multiple call-ups at u17 and u20 level.

The 17-year-old, who plays for our Academy u21 side was a FIFA WWC u17 runner-up last year in Uruguay and has made big strides this season.

Silvana was named in the Emirates Cup squad for the friendly against FC Bayern and made her first team debut, coming on for Jennifer Beattie, for the last eight minutes of the game.

She also played in a second friendly against Barcelona, getting six minutes as a sub for Kim Little, but she has yet to make her first team debut in an official game.

Mexico will play a double header in Brazil as part of a training camp from the 9th to the 16th of December.

They will play on the 12th at the Arena Corinthians and on 15th at Estadio Fonte Luminosa.

Mexico will be preparing for the Concacaf Olympics 2020 qualifiers that will take place in Texas and California (USA) from the 28th of January to the 9th of February.

Mexico have been drawn in Group B with Canada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis. The top two teams qualify for the semi-finals and the winners and runner-up will qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Silvana Flores is one of three Flores siblings at the club. The others are her brother Marcelo and sister, Tatiana.