Arsenal legends Ian Wright and Tony Adams have heaped praise on former Nottingham Forest star Matty Cash for his Aston Villa form.
The right-back was in the team as Aston Villa defeated the Gunners 3-0 last Sunday.
He is busy making quite the impact on the Premier League and made the Team of the Week for his performance at the Emirates Stadium.
Wright praised the 23-year-old during the latest edition of Wrighty’s House Podcast.
He said: “Matty Cash man, Jesus Christ. Matty Cash looks like someone who is literally playing in a game where ‘yes you lot are all here, but I’m so intense man, nobody is passing me’.”
The man who played in 41 league games for the Reds last season has been a revelation since signing for the Villans in the summer.
He cost the Premier League outfit £16 million and that already looks like a steal.
Adams is a hero among Arsenal fans and during a stint on Sky Sports News, he also claimed he was wowed by Cash.
He said: “Look at Villa, the right-back Matty Cash the other night. Wow. Slough boy. Dagenham and Redbridge. He’s gone to Nottingham Forest. What a player. He’s 23.
“He has Aubameyang in his pocket. Athletic, strong, what a great player.”
The Verdict – Forest have to move on but Cash is another glowing reference for the academy
Some supporters won’t want to hear about it every time he has a good game but Cash deserves his success.
The youngster is a great advert for the Forest academy and also proof that hard work can take you to the top.
Cash flattered to deceive playing as a winger in the Reds team but found his place at right-back.
He quickly became one of the best in the division in his position and thoroughly deserved his move.
On Sunday his biggest test came up against Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and he passed it with flying colours.
Forest fans will monitor Cash’s career with intrigue with the player set for the top.
It’s early days but it already appears Forest were left shortchanged with the valuation they place on the defender’s head.