England U19 coach Brian Eastick has hailed the talent coming through the system at Arsenal.
"It's not rocket science, if you are a young player at a top club it is very difficult to break through into the first team - you have got to be an exceptional talent.
"Arsenal have got a terrific track record though. If you look at the number of players playing in the Premier League now there are a lot of them from there.
"Players like Fabrice Muamba, who captained my team here a couple of years ago, Steve Sidwell, David Bentley, Arsenal do produce a lot of players. But you have to be a bit special to secure a place in Arsenal's first team."