The Gunners have handed the 17-year-old a chance to impress during the club's pre-season, but the Ligue 1 side's manager believes the opportunity has come too soon
Arsenal have taken Caen's teenage sensation M’Baye Niang on trial, a decision that has been met with opposition from the French side’s new coach Patrice Garande.
The well-renowned 17-year-old made his professional debut for the Ligue 1 side in April 2011, and has since gone on to score five goals in 30 first-team appearances.
With Newcastle and Stoke also thought to be interested, it appears the Gunners have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals by offering the striker a trial at the Emirates this week, much to coach Garande disapproval.
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Garande told Sky Sports: "What I say in relation to him is simple, he has talent - yes, does he have the potential to make a career – yes.
"But is he doing the right thing for this at the moment? No."