Arsenal’s emerging talent, Amario Cozier-Duberry, showcased his prowess with a stellar performance in England Under-19s’ commanding 6-0 victory over Romania. The Hale End academy graduate demonstrated his skill by scoring within the first 60 seconds and providing a crucial assist for Jamie Donley to secure England’s early lead.
Beyond his international success, Cozier-Duberry has consistently excelled for Arsenal’s Under-21 side. Notably, he played a pivotal role in a comeback against Manchester City Under-21s, scoring twice to overturn a 2-0 deficit.
With Bukayo Saka currently the sole dedicated right-winger for Arsenal, Cozier-Duberry emerges as a promising option for Mikel Arteta’s side. The 18-year-old shares similarities with Saka, being a left-footed attacker comfortable on the right wing, adept at taking on defenders with agile dribbling, and possessing strategic decision-making in the final third.
Cozier-Duberry’s football intelligence, evident in his timing for receiving the ball and making runs, adds another dimension to his game. Arsenal U18s manager Jack Wilshere has likened him to Saka, emphasizing his excitement for Cozier-Duberry’s potential. As Wilshere notes, having dynamic individuals like him significantly enhances the team’s prospects, making him a compelling candidate for Arteta’s plans.