Flores wants to become an Arsenal’s legend

Fri 11 December 2020 | 10:07

The Mexican youngster, who joined the gunners from Ipswich Town in 2019, has high hopes amid calling up to the senior team.

The 17-year-old scored three goals in his 12 matches for Arsenal’s U18. having rapidly rose through the club's academy ranks, he was granted his first professional contract with the Gunners in the summer.

“It was like a dream training with the first team, I couldn't believe everything that was happening,"


told Goal.

"After training, it went well for me, I went out to play as normal. I am delighted, enjoying all the moments that I am living.

"Right now I don't know (when I will debut), let's see how things turn out. I want to play and become a club legend."


also believes


has played a key role in his development over the past year.

"I see Bukayo, he is a very good role model for me. He is the best person to talk to, we text and we talk a lot," he said.

"He worked very hard to get where he is. He gives me advice and shares his own experiences so I'm ready for whatever is coming”.

He showed his gratitude for Arsenal’s academy director,

Per Mertesacker

, saying:

“He is a very good friend, he helped me enormously.

"I am grateful to him because he believed in my abilities, he gave me a lot to be what I am now."

The Mexican also dreams of being granted a Mexico international team’s call-up.

“I haven't heard anything yet. But I am working hard for that call and live that experience,"

said Flores


"A couple of people from the Mexican Football Federation have called me and told me to keep working, and something good will come soon."

Quizzed on the similarities that have been drawn between him and former Mexico striker



, he responded:

“They still remember Vela, but they never made the comparisons to me before.

"He is a great player and I love seeing him, but we're different. [My favourite position] is the No. 10 behind the strikers, although I don't mind doing it as a winger to be in one-on-one situations."

source: SportMob