Ashley Young quickly went from highly rated young player at Watford, to overpriced young player at Aston Villa, to correctly priced young player at Aston Villa following a bright start to his career under Martin O’Neill,
“I’ve always tried to stay calm and laidback about things,” he told the Daily Star. “I scored on my debut at Newcastle and set up the winner for John Carew against West Ham.
“I set myself high standards and I want to keep that up.”
So far it seems like he’s on his way to a long and fruitful Premiership career, and as with any ambitious youngster he knows to aim for the best which, in case case, means emulating his Arsenal heroes,
“I watch a lot of players and study their strengths.
“Wrighty was my favourite player and I modelled myself on him, but these days obviously I’m a big fan of Henry.
“It would be nice to think I could combine the best qualities of those two.”
Why yes, that would be nice.