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Arsenal romped to a 3-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday after Eddie Nketiah grabbed himself a brace before Joe Willock added a third late on.

Unai Emery has made full use of his youngsters on the Gunners' pre-season tour of America.

Sportsmail runs the rule over some of the young guns who have been given a chance and shone in the win over Fiorentina.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has made full use of his younger stars during the pre-season period

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has made full use of his younger stars during the pre-season period

EDDIE NKETIAH striker, 20

When the star of Arsenal's tour burst on to the scene, it emerged his nickname was Little Eddie.

Two years since Nketiah announced himself with a fairytale Emirates double against Norwich, that moniker is no longer an accurate description of the exciting striker.

He has grown in height and started to fill out since then. Bayern Munich's hulk of a defender, Niklas Sule, can testify to that after being caught out and held off by Nketiah in Wednesday's friendly.

The issue now is what is the next best step for the player after some sparkling displays in the States, where he has scored three times in two games against Bayern and Fiorentina.

Eddie Nketiah (left) has scored three times in two games against Bayern and Fiorentina

Eddie Nketiah (left) has scored three times in two games against Bayern and Fiorentina

Nketiah, who has been inspired by club legends Ian Wright and Thierry Henry, said: 'I'm trying to show in pre-season that I have developed and I'm ready to play regularly. I've worked hard on my physique in the off-season, trying to get stronger.'

With his finishing ability, Nketiah has been likened to Wright, a regular at Arsenal's training ground and someone from whom Nketiah has sought advice.

Another Arsenal great, Henry, coached the young front man as he came through the ranks. 'Him being one my idols, it was a dream come true,' said Nketiah. 'It's always nice to speak to those guys.'

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