Date: 21st September 2017 at 7:37am
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Youngster Josh Dasilva has spoken of his delight at being one the next batch of Arsenal youngsters to make their debut for the first team.

Dasilva came on as a half time substitute for the injured Calum Chambers in the EFL Cup third round tie against Doncaster Rovers yesterday evening and in doing so, according to the stattos, he became the 845th player to represent Arsenal.

The 18 year old was obviously delighted to make his senior bow having come through our youth ranks, and speaking to the Official Site as he met with the press following the game, he admitted it was a dream come true and he hopes he did enough to get called upon pretty quickly again.

‘It was quite surprising, obviously the boss threw me on at half-time and it`s just a good feeling to finally make my debut for Arsenal Football Club. It`s a moment I`ve dreamt of since I`ve been here since I was nine, so ever since I`ve just been working towards this dream and I`ve achieved it. I`m just trying to push on and get more appearances for this great club.’

Discussing his journey through the youth set up to senior level, he went on to say.

‘I came through Hale End and I`m a third year now so I was in the under-18s for two years and now I`m with the under-23s and getting to grips with first team football now. It`s good, so I`m just trying to push on now.’

Asked for his thoughts on his own performance in the second period.

‘I thought it was quite fast and Doncaster are a good team, so we had to give them respect. But I tried to adapt because I`m not used to playing centre-back, so it was a good challenge for me. The boss can play me anywhere and I`ll play so it was a good experience!’

And what he learned from the game.

‘Just to play the ball quick and know the next pass and just enjoy it really that`s the main thing. That`s why I play football because I enjoy playing football. I just want to get more appearances for this club, so I`m just going to carry on doing what I`ve been doing and hopefully I can get more appearances.’

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