Armstrong Okoflex scored a scintillating hat-trick for West Ham United’s under-23’s against Arsenal’s youth team last night.

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And the 19-year-old winger once again proved that he has everything required to make the step up to the first-team.

Okoflex joined the Hammers from Celtic at the end of June.

He really impressed for West Ham during pre-season.

The teenager has been heavily praised by under-23 coach Dmitri Halajko as well:

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“His finishing is fantastic. When he came on trial from Celtic, that was the first thing that really caught our eye in training, which was his finishing. He’s very clinical with really good technique and he’s shown that again tonight. He only had a couple of really clear-cut chances and he certainly made them count.”

The talented youngster clearly has a very bright future in the game.

Armstrong Okoflex ready for West Ham first-team duties?

Now, under-23 football is a long, long way off the Premier League in regards to quality and intensity.

You can only play who’s in front of you, however. And Okoflex proved during pre-season that he’s good enough to mix it with men.

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Last night, the Dublin born attacker was quite simply superb. Not only did he bag three goals but his work-rate and desire was mightily impressive.

He is athletic, dynamic and is actually surprisingly strong, much like his name would suggest!

Okoflex seems ready to make an impact at the very highest level. He certainly will provide strong cover and competition for the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko and Said Benrahma in the wide positions.

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What a great signing the 19-year-old could end up being. And full credit to Moyes for bringing the talented youngster to the London Stadium from Celtic.

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