Having been around the first-team squad again for the past few months, Jack Wilshere is as excited as anyone about the young talent breaking through.
Having burst on to the scene as an academy graduate himself during his first spell at the club, he knows exactly what it takes to make the next step – and he’s seen many reasons to be positive about the future.
“The obvious ones, who everyone knows about are Bukayo and Emile,” Wilshere told Arsenal Media. “I think you’ve just got to look at the level that they are setting.
“The consistency that they’re putting in every week, their performances and they’ve got a manager as well who trusts them and I think if you’re a young player at Arsenal coming through the academy now, you should look at that and think, ‘Well, if I’m good enough, I’m going to get a chance, no matter how old I am.’