Speak to any Arsenal fan in the Transfer Tavern and they’ll proudly share a drink with you, as they reel of a vast list of names that Arsene Wenger and the North London club developed into genuine stars.
Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and many others all made their name in NW5, whilst the likes of Ashley Cole, Robin Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas made their way through the youth ranks- although it’s advised you don’t mention how that trio ended up.
Surely then, for such a proud club with a strong tradition and solid youth set-up, nothing can ever go wrong? Well, that’s not quite the case as there have been many highly-rated youngsters at Arsenal that simply never made the grade.
Ladies and gentleman, here we present five of the most overhyped Arsenal youngsters in the Gunners history. These lads were tipped for greatness but instead found themselves in an everlasting pit of mediocrity.
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