Wenger: Arsenal want to win NextGen

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After it was announced yesterday that Arsenal will be entered into next season's NextGen Series, Arsene Wenger said the club's youngsters will be going all out to win the trophy.

The elite European youth competition is a tournament like no other, and after the success of it's debut season this year, organisers will increase the number of participants from 16 to 24 clubs.

Wenger believes the experience of playing will be paramount to the development of the Gunners' up and coming youngsters, and will help in nurturing rising stars of the future.

"We want to be confronted with the best players in Europe to see where we stand, give them a good experience and get them used to playing different football as well," the Frenchman told Arsenal Player.

"It will give them a different culture and will get them used to playing in Europe, that is the target of the Club."

Arsenal become the seventh British team to sign up for the tournament alongside Chelsea, who join last year's entrants Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Celtic.

The opportunity to provide young hopefuls with the chance to compete against the very best is something that must be taken advantage of, along with a vaulable insight into European competition.

"We will try to win but still we will try to get them that needed experience," Wenger added.

"You can get confidence as well because you can play and see that you are as good a player from Real Madrid at 16 or 17 years of age. That is important for your confidence."

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