Alex Iwobi is set to start for Arsenal against Ludogorets... he's becoming the best product of the club's academy for years after establishing himself as a genuine first-team player
For years Arsenal have been praised for their willingness to bring through young players without actually having much to show for it.
Hector Bellerin is the last player to have made the jump from the academy to the first team, but he arrived after a seven year spell with Barcelona. Cesc Fabregas travelled along the same path, while there have been other young debutants signed from elsewhere.
At their current level, breaking through at Arsenal is difficult enough. To do that in their packed midfield or forward line is even harder. To do it without any first-team experience to your name is... read more
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