Valencia youngster Yunus Musah has admitted it was ‘difficult’ for him to leave Arsenal for the Spanish side.

The winger left Arsenal’s U18 side on a free transfer to Valencia in August 2019, having spent all of his early career with the Gunners.

He’s since established himself in Valencia’s first-team, enjoying promotion from their B side and making 35 appearances in all competitions for them this season.

It’s been a quick rise for the 18-year-old, who Arsenal fans will now be worried could become the latest in a long line of talents to have left the club and established themselves elsewhere.

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That could certainly be on the cards for the youngster, who has shown flashes of being a future star despite Valencia’s struggles in general.

What the future holds remains to be seen, but Musah has admitted it was difficult for him to leave Arsenal in the rear-view mirror.

“I had very good years at Arsenal FC; I enjoyed it a lot,” he told COPE.

“I have great memories. But I made a decision to improve my career as a footballer.

“The decision was quick: they had a lot of interest in me, with very big players and history.

“The project that was offered to me made it a clear decision. I had to do it to help my future. It was difficult to leave Arsenal.”