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Arsenal academy chief Bould unsure if many will make Wenger team

Arsenal academy chief Steve Bould doesn't expect many of his FA Youth Cup winners to reach the first team.

"We won't know how good they can be until they are thrown in the first team," Bould told Arsenal.com. "But they have certainly got talent - there is lots and lots of talent here. Whether they've got the character you never know until you throw them in at the deep end but we hope that is the next stage for them.

"It's probably not realistic to expect four or five players to break into the first team on a regular basis. It's difficult but there's no reason why one, two or three can't go on. Kieran Gibbs is in there at the moment so anything over and above one or two players is a massive bonus and that's what we're striving for because it's a world-class level.

"We keep saying we've got good kids all through the system at the minute. Every age group has got two or three dotted about who we hope can be at least as good as the level we've seen this year and maybe better. So I think the future's quite bright."

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