Arsenal are yet maintaining the youth developmental program that sees youngsters nurtured and transformed into superstars.
Arsenal starlet Vlad Dragomir has revealed that Arsenal have changed his position and already training him to play as a number 10.
Dragomir, 17, joined Arsenal in the summer of 2915 from ASC poli Timisora signed for Arsenal in the for an initial fee of around £85k.
Dragomir spoke to the Arsenal program ahead of their Champions League game against Ludugrets and revealed that his more focused because his entire family are with him in London.
He also revealed a position change.
“Another issue I had to cope with was that I was asked to play a different role for Arsenal, which took me some time to adapt to,” Dragomir said.
“I used to play as a central midfield pair in a 4-4-2 system and I still do for Romania.
“But here, I was given the role of a number 10. It’s a hard job and there are many aspects to it.
“You are always involved, and trying to get used to all the responsibilities and play to a standard that I was happier with took some time, but now I enjoy it so much.
“I’ve trained with the first team quite a lot and hope to make it a regular occurrence
The involvement is the best thing.
“The way Arsenal play makes it a very important position. I used to watch Mesut Ozil play a lot – even before he played for Arsenal – and he was the player I used to try to learn from. Now I can see what he does up close, especially when I train with the first team.
“I have trained with the first team quite a lot and hope to make that a regular occurrence. It helps you on the mental side and the technical side and I feel I improve being around the first team.”
Dragomir has four Premier League appearances this season for the u23s, amassing a total of 198 minutes. In the UEFA Youth League, he has made three appearances, including a start in their game against Ludogorets on Wednesday.
At the time of writing, the youngsters were winning the game 1-0 after a 3rd minute goal from Reiss Nelson. Dragomir was replaced by Kaylen Hinds after 56 minutes.