Wolves set to include a 15-YEAR-OLD in their squad to face Arsenal


Wolves are poised to play a 15-year-old schoolboy against Arsenal on Saturday after he skipped a science lesson on Friday to prepare to face the Premier League title challengers.

Right back Wes Okoduwa would become Wolves’ youngest player at 15 years, 344 days, with the hosts having only 10 fit senior outfield players.

Craig Dawson, Nelson Semedo, Matheus Cunha, Pedro Neto and Jean-Ricard Bellegarde are all out, Hwang Hee-chan and Rayan Ait-Nouri aren’t fit enough to start and Mario Lemina and Pablo Sarabia are nursing knocks.

‘We’re probably in the worst situation we’ve been in but the positives are there’s loads of young players involved against Arsenal,’ said Wolves manager Gary O’Neil. ‘There might be a debut or two from the start for some of the younger lads.

‘Some of those on the bench I don’t know too well if I’m honest. They’ve been training with the academy more than with us but they were with us Friday and one was pleased he got to miss his science lesson this morning so he could train with us.

‘I hope he’s had more fun with us than he would have done in science! He’s ready for the game.’

If he plays, Okoduwa will also become the Premier League’s second youngest player after Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri, who was 15 years, 181 days when he came on in a 3-0 win at Brentford last season.

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