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Arsenal boss Wenger welcomes FA DNA youth programme

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger supports the FA's new youth development 'DNA' scheme.

The FA blueprint, which was launched on Thursday, promotes joined-up thinking in international player development from under-15 level through to the senior team.

Youngsters and coaches will be encouraged to buy into 'the England way' and will be able to refer to a wristband containing 'England DNA values'.

"I think the federation has responded well, by restructuring the academies and by developing grass-roots football," Wenger said.

"I think good technique is the most important. The most important is to get good education to people who start to play at the age of seven years old.

"What is very important for English football is to target exactly what kind of qualities we want to develop and at what age, that is the most important."

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