Searching the Stats: The Arsenal Youth System

The Glory Days
Youth players used to be an exciting prospect for high-ranked Premier League sides. Many top sides now treat their youth academy like a stock room, loaning players out until they reach a high enough value to sell.
Arsenal have been guilty of this to some extent, and despite the best efforts of Arsene Wenger, very few youth players have broken through the ranks into the first eleven.
In 2008/09, Arsenal turned Championship side Sheffield United into whipping boys by beating them 6-0 at The Emirates. The first eleven had an average age of 19.18, including 16 year old Jack Wilshere...

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