At Arsenal and unlike Chelsea, we have a culture of seeing players nurtured and transformed from talents to professionals, and Arsene Wenger must be parted at the back for preserving this culture.
Players like Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott and lately Alex Iwobi were given a chance proof their mettle for the senior team of Arsenal even as teenagers and they held their own.
There is still an handful of starlets in the youth setup of Arsenal but it seems Chris Willock will not wait to break into the Gunners squad and he is closing on a move to Benfica, according to Goal.
Willock 19, joined Arsenal as a five year old and has spent his last 14 years with Arsenal. The English youngster is currently out of contract with Arsenal and is Portugal in a bid to complete a free transfer to Benfica, reports the Mirror.
He is also on the radar of the star studded Manchester City but a move to Benfica will see him play regularly and accelerate his development.
He featured for Arsenal in the EFL Cup of the immediate past season twice but he is yet to impress Arsene Wenger, hence, the decision to sell him.
instead of allowing the player to out-rightly leave the Emirates on a free, a loan move would have profited the player greatly.
Should the report be true, we wish him well at GFN.