Arsenal have a history of bringing up great players through the youth academy, and our Gooners here in the Tavern are excited about the next crop of talent to come through.
Current first team stars Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs, Wojciech Szczesny, Francis Coquelin, Alex Iwobi and Jack Wilshere have all risen through the Arsenal youth team ranks to become international stars.
The rise of Hector Bellerin was very sudden, as he entered the side due to Mathieu Debuchy’s misfortune with injury last term, whereas the introduction of Francis Coquelin to first team football took much longer.
Some of the players mentioned above were signed from other teams but all before they made first team debuts and were drafted into the Arsenal academy.
This season, which looks to Arsene Wenger’s last in North London, looks set to be an exciting one and there is nothing more exciting at Arsenal than new young players coming through the club’s excellent youth system.
Here, the Landlord at the Tavern looks at FIVE players who have a real chance of breaking into the Arsenal first team next season and not just in the Capital One Cup…
PRESS THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE FIVE WONDERKIDS!
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