Southampton academy to boast five stars at Arsenal tomorrow

Five players on the pitch tomorrow at Arsenal could have graduated from the Southampton academy.

Five players on the pitch tomorrow at Arsenal could have graduated from the Southampton academy.

Captain and England new boy Adam ­Lallana, promising teen midfielder James Ward-Prowse and highly-rated left-back Luke Shaw could line up for Saints.

If they are the future, reminders of their past in the shape of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could play for Arsenal.

The Gunners are not the only ones to ­ benefit from all the hard work put in at ­Southampton’s Staplewood HQ.

Tottenham, Swansea, Norwich, Fulham and Newcastle all have Saints academy ­graduates as first-team regulars. And that’s just in the Premier League.

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