Arsenal youngster Myles Lewis-Skelly has taken another step in his young career this week, captaining the England u16s to victory over Turkey.
With the Arsenal academy teams on a break for the winter, Myles Lewis-Skelly linked up with the England u16s this week.
He started on the bench in their opening game, but he made the starting lineup and captained the side for their second 3-1 win over Turkey.
Lewis-Skelly only turned 15 in September, but he’s already making great strides with club and country.
The midfielder made his debut from the bench for the Arsenal u18s in April, when he was just 14.
Lewis-Skelly scored against Reading that day, but the game was played under rather peculiar circumstances, with both teams agreeing to name younger sides than they usually would.
As a result, what was more impressive was Lewis-Skelly making his first two starts and playing 90 minutes for the Arsenal u18s against Chelsea and Everton in the last month.
This time around, it was a near full-strength Arsenal side he’d worked his way into.
On top of that, Lewis-Skelly joined up with the England u16s in early November to help them win the Val de Marne tournament.
It’s always worth taking note when a player is so far ahead of their own age group.
Lewis-Skelly is still young enough to be playing u15 football with club and country, so to be in the u18s and captaining the u16s already is impressive.