Young Gunners: Which players could be ready to make the step up

You can count on one hand the number of players that have made it out of the academy and into the first team during Arsene Wenger’s 21-year tenure as Arsenal manager: Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Ashley Cole and Alex Iwobi. That is pretty grim reading for any youngsters hoping to catch Wenger’s eye and earn a promotion. Wenger has always given youth a chance, and youngsters that he signed as teenagers, including Cesc Fabregas, Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey, have gone on to establish themselves. But he has been a bit cagey about promoting from the youth team. That might need to change over t...

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