Arsenal Youngster Ben Sheaf has revealed that he is happy to train with the Gunner’s first team under the watchful eyes of Arsene Wenger.
The 18-year-old who joined the Gunner’s two years ago is gradually making the step up to the Gunner’s first team after he was included in the Gunner’s Capital One Cup squad earlier this season and he is relishing the opportunity to work with the first team.
“I think I’ve come on a lot since I joined Arsenal from West Ham,” Sheaf told the club’s official site, via London 24.
“This season especially I’ve been playing regularly for the under-21s and in a variety of positions – central midfield, right back and right wing. I feel I’ve matured and the experience of playing in varying roles has made me a better all-round player.
“I was on the bench for the Capital One Cup match up at Sheffield Wednesday. The result was not a good one but the experience for me personally was. I got to see how things are done, the professionalism.
“The preparation before the game, what happens during and after. Part of that preparation meant me training with the first team, which was a valuable experience.
When you train with world-class players it is both tougher and easier at the same time. On the one hand the pace is a lot quicker, less room for error and as a young player I can see the challenge, which I actually find inspiring.
“I really enjoy training with the first team and being around them in training and for games leaves you wanting more.