Promising 15-year-old Myles Lewis-Skelly has been on England duty again this week, continuing his rapid progress for club and country.
With the Arsenal academy teams on a break for the winter, Myles Lewis-Skelly linked up with the England u16s for their 2-1 friendly win over Turkey on Monday.
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 u16s already is impressive.
With that being said, it’s still very early days for his career, and it will be a few years until we’re likely to see him anywhere near the Arsenal first team. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.