Arsenal’s PL2 prodigies: Can they become future Gunners stars?
From David O’Leary and Liam Brady to Tony Adams and Jack Wilshere, Arsenal’s academy has proved one of English football’s most consistent when it comes to churning out young talents, even amid an era in which the intensity of the Premier League obliges managers to prioritise short-term success over long-term development.
Indeed, even this season we’ve seen the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles hugely impress upon being given chances at first team level. But who could soon follow the versatile youngster and Wilshere’s path by making the step up to senior football and becoming Gunners stars? Is there anyone in the academy setup who could go on to rival Brady or O’Leary’s iconic status?
Football FanCast take a look at an exciting batch of Arsenal’s best performers at Premier League 2 level this season, and then give readers the chance to have their say on which youngster boasts the best chance of becoming an icon for the north London club.