Arsenal academy coach Steve Bould has hailed their scouting network.
"We obviously have a massive scouting network and I must say without those scouts we can't work," Bould told Arsenal Player. "The talent is key.
"Without good players you certainly won't become a good coach, that's a fact. We've got a good scouting network and I think they identify the top talent.
"The one big thing we look for within the Club is whether they can play. By that I mean do they have talent? Do they want the ball? Are they technically gifted?
"Then I guess the second thing is their physical attributes. The game moves on every five years - it gets quicker, stronger, faster and more powerful. That's the way the game is going so we have to identify athletes as well."