Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has pinpointed a trio of young stars at Unai Emery’s disposal that he has high hopes for.
Wenger was succeeded by Emery 18 months ago and believes two of the players he gifted debuts to could make a big impact.
But he also singled out 20-year-old Matteo Guendouzi as a player who had plenty of “potential” to succeed.
“He looks to be a good potential,” Wenger said about his young compatriot on Arsenal’s official website .
“I think there are many other players who have fantastic potential, who played already with me, like Joe Willock and you have Reiss Nelson.
“You have many players who come out and have a big potential and Guendouzi is one of them.”
Wenger was known for giving young players a chance during his twenty plus years at the helm of the Gunners.
The likes of Cesc Fabregas were bought in as teenagers before going on to flourish under his watchful eye.
Wenger also regularly fielded a starting XI consisting of youth players and maintains that is part of the club’s makeup.
He added: “It’s part of our DNA at Arsenal. It has always been part of it, to give a chance.
“I think when you are manager and you can give a chance to a young boy, it’s always fantastic.
“And when they can play at such a high level like Arsenal, it’s even better.”
Emery has continued with that theme and made the likes of Nelson and Willock part of his first team plans while new introductions such as Bukayo Saka have hit the ground running.