Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits they need to improve the quality coming through their youth system.
Only skipper Ledley King has emerged in recent years to establish himself as an England player.
Redknapp told the London Evening Standard: "When you look at the match against Liverpool and you look at the Arsenal kids that is where the gap is. It is an area we have to start producing some young players at Tottenham.
"The last young player we produced at Tottenham was Ledley King. That was a long time ago. Arsenal keep finding the kids."
Redknapp believes that, while Arsene Wenger should take a lot of the credit for discovering the talent, much more is being done behind the scenes.
"I don't want to be disrespectful to Arsene Wenger but he is not out there on the touchline looking for kids," Redknapp added.
"It is other people that bring them to him. He does not see them until they arrive on the door.
"I probably watch more youth football than Arsene, the difference is they have got full-time scouts all round the world and they have invested heavily.
"We have invested heavily but the management team here has changed a few times and Arsenal have more continuity.
"Steve Rowley has been there for years scouting and Liam Brady has been involved. The same manager has also been in charge for 13 years. That is where they have got a start on Tottenham."
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