Arsenal’s youth system has produced some great players over the years, including the likes of Tony Adams, Liam Brady, Ashley Cole and now both Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal are amazing at bringing in young talent and turning them into world class superstars, such as Cesc Fabregas.
Here, we take a look at some of the best youngsters currently at the club:
Eisfeld scored twice during Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Asia. Wenger obviously sees a lot of promise in the 20-year-old German youth international and his performances on tour reflects the manager's observations. He may well be rewarded with some first-team action this term and will hopefully make his Premier League debut.
Gnabry surprised the coaching staff during his first year at Arsenal. He made six appearances for Neil Banfield’s reserve side as well as scoring six goals in eight games for the under-18 squad, including an incredible strike on his debut against Crystal Palace. The highly-rated winger signed his first professional contract last summer after turning 17.
Yennaris is a central midfielder by trade but his versatility allows him to play in defence. Yennaris made his Premier League debut at right-back against Manchester United where he had to mark Nani. Last season, Yennaris captained Arsenal’s next generation team and also scored against cup holders Inter Milan. He has also had a brief spell on loan at League One side Notts County.
Ryo joined Arsenal in January 2011 but due to work permit problems, Arsenal sent him out on loan to Feyenoord where he caught the eye of many Arsenal fans after scoring two amazing goals. Having gained a UK work permit he was subsequently loaned to Bolton and Wigan. Miyaichi has been named in Arsenal's first team and has also featured during the pre-season tour of Asia.
Akpom is a pacey forward who can play anywhere across the frontline. He was a regular choice in the youth team last season, scoring twice in 15 appearances whilst still being a schoolboy. Akpom signed a professional contract with Arsenal on his 17th birthday and the teenager also featured in the pre-season tour of Asia as he came off the bench to score the winner as Arsenal completed an unbeaten tour with a 2-1 win against Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds.
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