After an agonisingly long wait for all football fans, the Premier League is finally upon us.
However before Arsenal have a kicked ball in a competitive match, they already have suffered several injuries to key players within the squad.
Mikel Arteta, Thomas Vermaelen, Nacho Monreal and Abou Diaby are all out for the start of the season.
The fitness of Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey are being monitored but both look likely to play. Many players in the Arsenal team played their part in international duties only three days before the start of the season.
This could have a serious impact on the fitness of Arsenal's players. With the current injuries and fitness concerns at Arsenal, eagerly awaited new signings could be the solution, but Arsene Wenger could look towards some promising youngsters.
Wenger is well known for his ability to nurture young talent to perfection and has created several stars like Cesc Fabregas and Patrick Vieira.
There is no reason why Wenger should not include some of Arsenal’s youngsters during the opening stages of the new campaign to give them valuable experience in the first team and provide cover for the injuries Arsenal have suffered.
Some youngsters relished the opportunity to play in the first team during the Asia Tour. The likes of Thomas Eisfeld, Chuba Akpom, Gedion Zelalem and Serge Gnabry all impressed in pre-season.
Having some experience with the first team, during the pre-season period, will allow them to work well with team mates in the first team should they get a chance to play.
Nobody will know better than Wenger as to whether these promising youngsters will have a role in the first team.
They will be able to gain vital experience to improve their game and provide temporary or long term cover for injuries. When a young talent emerges at Arsenal, Wenger works his magic and more often than not, creates a new superstar.
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