Arsenal youth team boss Mehmet Ali has described Amario Cozier-Duberry as a “breath of fresh air” since his return from injury.

The Gunners coach, speaking to the club’s media team after the Under-19s UEFA Youth League win over their PSV Eindhoven counterparts, also praised the 18-year-old’s attitude.

Cozier-Duberry is enjoying another superb season for the Arsenal youth setup. He is currently on seven goals and two assists from 12 games this term.

The winger had an injury issue earlier this season which saw him withdraw from England Under-19 duty in October, but this didn’t hold him back too much.

On Tuesday night, Cozier-Duberry scored a brace for Arsenal Under-19s in their win over the Dutch giants and looked dangerous on the counter.

After the match, Ali sung the teenager’s praises.

He said: “Him and Bradley Ibrahim were talking before the game and Amario said he’d never scored a hat-trick for Arsenal so I was hoping he’d get one.

“He didn’t, but he scored two. His second goal was very good, and his attitude and mentality every single day is top.

“He’s had a bit of an injury coming back from international and he’s been a breath of fresh air since his return from injury, so really pleased for him.”

Cozier-Duberry has gone from strength to strength and is arguably one of the most exciting prospects in England right now.

He registered 12 goals and eight assists for Arsenal’s youth teams last season, mainly playing as a right winger.

He has kicked on this season and continues to be in and around the first team, making a number of matchday squads for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Although Cozier-Duberry is still awaiting his Arsenal first-team debut, surely it won’t be long before Arteta opts to bring him on.

Perhaps we’ll see this in the latter stages of the season or the early stages of the FA Cup, which kicks off for the Gunners in January.