Arsenal youngster Marcelo Flores has been invited to a senior Canada Men’s National Team camp next month, according to a report.

Marcelo Flores (Photo via Flores on Instagram)
Marcelo Flores (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Chris Wheatley reports that Marcelo Flores has been called up to feature in a Canada Men’s National Team camp in January. The event takes place between January 9th and 24th in Florida, as they prepare for their World Cup qualifying campaign.

This isn’t one of FIFA’s international windows, so the call-ups will mostly just feature players from MLS and Canadian teams. Still, it’s an opportunity for Flores to show what he can do and work his way into contention for further chances.

The Arsenal academy youngster still has a choice to make on his international future. He’s eligible to represent Canada as he was born in the country, but his father is Mexican and he’s previously played for the Mexico youth teams.

Flores has been in good form for the Arsenal u18s so far this season. He has three goals and an assist in eight games, but that only tells half the story.

For a start, the 17-year-old has directly contributed to a further three goals without getting official credit for them. He set up two own goals earlier in the campaign and won the free-kick Omari Hutchinson converted in their last game.

But more importantly, Flores is an exciting player to watch regardless of whether he’s involved in the goals. He’s an excellent dribbler and can make things happen on his own. It’s no surprise Mexico and Canada are already fighting over him.

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