Not many players get the chance to test themselves against their childhood idols but Joe Willock was given that exact opportunity during pre-season.
Lining up alongside Granit Xhaka in our midfield, the 20-year-old was able to go head to head with a Real Madrid midfield containing Luka Modric.
And Willock has always looked up to the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner.
"Playing against such big teams in pre-season was a really big deal for me," he told Arsenal Player. "I always take it 100 per cent seriously because I want to show what I can do against the best players in the world.