It has been reported that former Arsenal academy chief Liam Brady has defended their record in producing players for Arsene Wenger’s first team.
The 58 year old insists the youth system is doing it’s job.
He told arsenal.com: “…let’s not forget the huge amount of players who have come through our academy who are currently playing in the four leagues in England.
“If you’re a West Ham or Southampton, who are doing very well with their young players at the moment, there’s less pressure, there’s a greater opportunity to blood younger players and I applaud all clubs who take the chance to do that. I was lucky that I had Arsène because he was prepared to do it. Arsène Wenger was prepared to give young players a chance and that helped me in my position.”