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Vlad Dragomir is earning a lot of praise in his home country, Romania, after another good performance and a brace against West Ham for Arsenal’s u23s.
Vlad has looked like a changed man this season, after making the step up to the u23s permanently. Last season he was still playing a lot of his football for the u18s, and came into 2017/18 without a goal for Arsenal’s Premier League 2 side.
However, scoring two goals against West Ham brought Vlad to four in nine matches for the u23s so far this campaign, as well as an assist against Chelsea.
This most recent performanc generated excitement in Romania, where GSP referred to the match as a “one man show”.
In truth, the whole team were dominant, and it was only a couple of great deliveries that allowed Dragomir to get his goals. But that hasn’t stopped the hype building in his home country.
The 18-year-old made his debut for the Romanian u21s earlier this year (he was 17 at the time), and no doubt will be knocking on the door of the senior sides with club and country before long.
Romania only managed a fourth placed finish in their World Cup qualification group, and maybe they need a couple of young players to break through if they’re going to attend major tournaments in the future. So you can understand the excitement in the country, that maybe Vlad might be one of them.