The TEN ‘Wenger Fledglings’ coming through the Arsenal production line

Since Arsene Wenger’s arrival in North London way back in 1996, the wise old Frenchman has always singled out youth as an important fixture in his plans. Always one to think long-term, Wenger has more recently seen the rise to prominence of Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny and Emmanuel Frimpong and did not hesitate to throw them into the limelight over recent years. With Arsenal youngsters gaining more invaluable experience than most with playing time in the league and numerous cup competitions including none other than the Champions League, it is no wonder that a few precocious talents have really gone on to forge successful careers.

At times, Wenger has received widespread criticism for his narrow minded approach in blooding youngsters amidst a lack of experience and guidance. Arsenal sceptics will again point to the Alan Hansen cliché that ‘you can’t win anything with kids’, but you can’t underestimate how good a job Wenger conducts in overseeing the development of youth and failing a decent career at Arsenal, moving his products successfully onto pastures new. With young professionals Nico Yennaris, Oguzhan Ozyakup and Chuks Aneke making their senior bows this term, there remains substantial evidence that the Arsenal youth system is as strong as ever. Let us take a look at the top ten talents waiting to emerge from the clubs London Colney set up.

Click on Jon Toral to unveil the top 10

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