Arsenal are officially the best Premier League producer of elite footballers currently playing across the top five divisions in Europe, according to a study by the CIES Football Observatory, and published on

Arsene Wenger has a strong reputation for nurturing and developing promising young talent, and this is reflected in the fact that there are currently an unrivalled 27 Arsenal academy products actively playing in England's top-flight, or across the continent in Italy, Spain, France or Germany.

In order for a player to be regarded as a homegrown talent, they must have spent at least three seasons at any one club between the age of 15 and 21, regardless of their nationality.

Click through the tabs - above or below - to check out the best and worst production lines in the Premier League, and see how many of the 17 homegrown players you can name that now ply their respective trades in a foreign league!

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