By Pranav Shahaney

16th Oct, 2021 | 4:10pm

West Ham sensation Armstrong Oko-Flex closes in on first-team debut

The door is opening for West Ham youngster Armstrong Oko-Flex to make his debut for David Moyes’ side, according to The Athletic.

The 19-year-old was signed from Celtic this summer, after making two senior appearances for the Scottish side.

He also spent three years with the Arsenal academy and according to Roshane Thomas of the Athletic, is nearing a senior debut.

He wrote, “From the under-23s, Harrison Ashby and Armstrong Oko-Flex, both 19, are capable of forcing their way into Moyes’ squad.

“West Ham have more squad depth overall this season, but Andriy Yarmolenko, Manuel Lanzini and Vlasic were Moyes’ only attacking options on the bench when they were chasing a late winner against Brentford. Perhaps the door is opening for Oko-Flex.”

Time for Oko-Flex?

The 19-year-old came to the club with plenty of hype and the experience of two historically top clubs on his CV.

While the Arsenal first team may not be any better than West Ham’s, they’ve got a solid system for their youth players and Oko-Flex will certainly have honed his skills there.

When he was announced as a Hammers player this summer, he was labelled “promising” by the club’s official website.

He’s started this season strongly, scoring four and assisting one in seven games for the Under-23s.

Predominantly a left winger, Oko-Flex is just as capable of playing on the other side of the attacker.

His pace coupled with his raw trickery could put opponents on the backfoot, especially in the latter stages of matches.

Whether or not David Moyes asks him to start training with the senior team before January remains to be seen, but it would be nice to have another attacking option.

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