March 20, 2024

A 17-year-old defender who moved from Tottenham to Arsenal is currently regarded as one of the top young players in London.


One of London’s top prospects is a teenage player who joined Arsenal after leaving Tottenham Hotspur’s academy system.


Players rarely go across north London because there is undoubtedly no love lost between Tottenham and Arsenal.


However, we’ve previously seen players like Harry Kane, who spent his academy years at Arsenal but eventually rose to become one of the finest attackers in the world at Spurs, fail to make the cut.


50 young people in the city are now considered to be “the best academy stars,” according to a list published by The Evening Standard.


Interestingly, Josh Nichols, who is on the list, had a successful stint at Tottenham before to joining the Hale End Academy team.


Arsenal FC vs. PSV Eindhoven in Group B of the UEFA Youth League 2023–2024

After leaving Tottenham, a young player for Arsenal is considered one of London’s brightest prospects..


Seven Arsenal youth players are listed by the publication.


Nichols characteristics and Before joining Arsenal, the teenage defender reportedly played for Spurs, West Ham, and Chelsea, according to The Standard.



The 17-year-old has reportedly been changing his style of play to play as an inverted full-back, similar to how Ben White plays for the Gunners first team.


This season, the gifted young player has made 26 appearances for the U18s and U21s, scoring twice and dishing out an assist.




Arsenal against Tottenham

Nichols is not expected to play in any first-team north London derbies anytime soon, but on April 27, Mikel Arteta and Ange Postecoglou will square off.


With Spurs hoping to place in the top four and Arsenal vying for the championship, it appears to be a pivotal match for both teams.


When the teams met in September at the Emirates Stadium, they had to settle for a point. The game that day ended in a 2-2 draw, and there will probably be goals in the matchup next month as well.

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