The ARSENAL aces talk to MATCH about their jaw-dropping journeys so far!
BUKAYO SAYS: “My dad keeps everything for me, so I’ve got so many kits, pictures and even boots as well – I’ve got loads!”
EMILE SAYS: “I’m the same, to be fair. My mum’s got a box of old kits and stuff from ages ago. But that’s locked away, I’d have to ask her to find it for me!”
BUKAYO SAYS: “When I was growing up, I liked Alexis Sanchez and then it was Aubameyang and Lacazette. When I came into the first team, David Luiz helped me a lot. He really went out of his way to give me advice and try to help me!”
EMILE SAYS: “Probably Cesc Fabgreas for me – I looked up to him a lot! Obviously once I got into the first team it was Mesut Ozil, Aubameyang and Lacazette. When you get to train with the players, you don’t understand how good they are!”
FIRST SENIOR SESSION!
EMILE SAYS: “I remember my first first-team training. Santi Cazorla was the best player I trained with – he was mad. He was running the whole session! I think all of us young players are nervous when you first start, but after a while you get used to it. I’ve settled so much!”
BUKAYO SAYS: “Yeah, 100% I was nervous too!”
WORKING WITH ARTETA!
BUKAYO SAYS: “He’s been amazing for us. He really goes out of his way to help grow the individual qualities of each player. For me, it’s definitely helped take my game to the next level. He gives a lot of detail but still manages to be clear at the same time, which is probably the best thing about him!”
EMILE SAYS: “Same, to be fair. He helps us young players so much and helps to develop us. It’s good to have him as our manager!”
PLAYING FOR ENGLAND!
BUKAYO SAYS: “I think that’s probably the biggest achievement of my career so far! To play for your country is the biggest thing, so every time I think about it I always smile and I’m always proud. I just want to try and stay in the team by keeping my form up and working hard!”
EMILE SAYS: “It was disappointing experience to go out of the Euros for the U21s last month, but at the same time it’s always a good achievement to be involved and be around really good players from different clubs. It’s still a big honour for me and my family!”
BUKAYO SAYS: “To win the Champions League!
EMILE SAYS: “Winning the Champions League is definitely up there to be fair! I’d probably say the Champions League, but obviously the Premier League as well because it’s played throughout the whole season!”