New Arsenal signing Cohen Bramall has admitted he was left “absolutely gobsmacked” after meeting up with his new team-mates for his first training session with the Gunners.
The 20-year-old left-back is set to join Arsenal from non-league Hednesford Town in the January transfer window and recently spent two days training with the first team.
Bramall has admitted it was an amazing experience training with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny as he prepares for life in the Premier League.
“I drove in there and I was absolutely gobsmacked,” he told Sky Sports News. “It was like a dream, it was so weird.
“I was training with the first team on the Thursday and the Friday and my eyes just lit up straight away but I had to do my job.
“I trained to the best of my ability; I tried to use my speed a lot, overlapping from left-back and just wanted to get my body out there.”
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Arsenal are expected to pay in the region of £40,000 for Bramall who said he had a brief chat with Wenger during his brief time with the Gunners.
“He came up to me after the session and it was literally a ‘hi, nice to meet you’ and he told me he liked how I play,” he said.
“Just those words, you don’t get them a lot.”
Having been plucked from non-league obscurity, little is known about Bramall but fans will be hoping he can make the most of the huge opportunity he has been presented with at Arsenal.