Gunners invite Central American star to Emirates

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Arsenal are set to take MLS wonderkid Andy Najar on trial upon completion of the current MLS season.

The Honduran teenager joined the DC United youth academy back in 2008, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has taken notice of the player's rapid rise to prominence in the States.

Najar was following the traditional steps in America after joining Edison High School, but dropped out to sign a professional contract in the capital in March this year.

A debut followed instantly, with Najar featuring in the opening day fixture against the Kansas City Wizards. He has since scored five goals in league and cup competitions.

Recognised as one of the hottest prospects in Central America, Najar has become a star for DC United despite a disappointing league campaign that sees the team lie bottom of the Eastern Conference and unlikely to make the play-offs.

After moving to the USA as a 13-year-old, the US federation are thought to be keen to get the player involved in potential national team activities. However, the player has previously pledge his allegiance to Honduras and is expected to represent his nation of birth in the future.

Young Guns reports that Danny Karbassiyoon, Arsenal's American scout, made contact with the player's personal coach in his homeland, and the attacking midfielder is set for a trial stint in north London.

“Andy will have a three-week trial with Arsenal after the completion of the MLS season.”

The MLS season will finish at the end of September, should DC fail to make the play-offs, although a date for any trial is yet to be confirmed by the club.

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